Wednesday Links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination – Science Daily

With honeybee colony health wavering and researchers trying to find technological ways of pollinating plants in the future, a new Georgia […]

Keep your love alive and the foodborne pathogens dead!

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love that for many involves cooking a special meal or venturing out for a romantic dinner. Treating your loved one to oysters, for example, has long been associated with romance and they are often found on restaurant menus this time of year.

However, before you indulge, it’s important to […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Ten Countries Impacted by Salmonella Tainted Eggs from Poland – Food Safety Magazine More than 360 people in 10 countries have been affected by a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to an […]

National Food Safety Education Month: Norovirus infographic

For more than 20 years, September has been recognized as National Food Safety Education Month. The theme for 2016 is Norovirus, which is highlighted in the below infographic. For more information on National Food Safety Education Month and Norovirus, click here.

Scientists successfully culture norovirus

For the first time researchers have grown a human norovirus in a cell culture dish, taking a step toward developing medications to treat the stomach bug that strikes millions of people every year in schools, hotels, and cruise ships.

Noroviruses are intestinal viruses that cause violent vomiting and diarrhea. In the U.S. alone, human noroviruses […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Announces Standardized Approach to Residues without Established Public Health Tolerances – USDA FSIS announced today that it is standardizing the approach it will take […]

Study: Norovirus can spread through air

Thought to be transfer through contaminated surfaces, fecal matter, vomit, or through contaminated food, Norovirus is one of the most common causes of viral gastroenteritis in humans. However, new research is showing that the bacteria that causes this virus really only needs air to transfer from one person to another.

As reported by Gastroenterology and […]

Infographic: Norovirus

Sometimes referred to as the winter vomiting bug, norovirus, is the most common stomach bug in the United Kingdom (UK) infecting between 600,000 and one million people every year. The virus gets its name from where it was first identified — in Norwalk, Ohio, in 1972.

Since then, several strains of the virus have been […]

USDA releases estimates of annual foodborne pathogen costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service has released spreadsheets for 15 different major pathogens in the U.S. that together are responsible for more than 95% of the illnesses and deaths from foodborne illness. According to an article from Food Safety News, for each pathogen the data “provide a range of potential costs, […]

Safety matters: Vegetables

Myth: Foodborne pathogens are only of concern when dealing with raw meat products.

Fact: Foodborne pathogens are of concern with any raw product, including vegetables. These are all pathogens we know, E. coli, Hepatitis A, Listeria monocytogenes … the list goes on and on. These foods are healthy, and we’re encouraged to eat a lot […]