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How your Christmas ham makes it from the farm to your table

The Christmas ham is a tradition that stretches back centuries — in fact, enjoying a ham dinner on wintry special occasions has been popular in Europe before Christmas was even celebrated there. And while any cook — from the pro to the at-home kitchen wizard — needs to keep food safety in mind while cooking […]

Researchers offer tips to prevent swine flu in humans

The 2017 county fair season in the U.S. is nearing its close. Fewer and fewer weekends are filled with the bright lights of rapidly assembled Ferris wheels, the air is less filled with the scent of toasty elephant ears (non-Americans, check these out) and fewer animals are ambling into the trailer to be brought to […]

Tracking pig fights with cutting-edge technology

Nobody likes to see a fight — not between people, and not between pigs.

Pig farmers struggle to deal with aggression in their animals. Injuries inflicted on pigs, by pigs can negatively impact productivity and animal growth. Pregnant sows are often separated from other pigs so that aggression won’t affect the unborn offspring. While this […]

PEDv cases in Manitoba raise alarms

Earlier this year, the province of Manitoba in Canada began dealing with an unexpected increase of cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv).

PEDv, which causes diarrhea and dehydration in pigs, causes up to 100% mortality in piglets and 100% morbidity (disease) in all pigs, though is not transmitted to humans or other animals.

The […]

Neogen launches quick, easy test for pork

LANSING, Mich., April 11, 2017 — Neogen has developed the quickest and easiest test available to detect raw pork in meat and environmental samples.

Neogen’s new Reveal® for Pork test provides accurate results in just 5 minutes after extraction. The new test can detect as little as 0.5% raw pork in meat samples, and has […]

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.

Agriculture

Research into water-saving pineapple that may help feed the world – Dallas Morning News Pineapples are yummy in fruit salads, piña coladas and stir fries. In agricultural circles, they’re renowned water misers […]

Monday Links

Catch up on the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agriculture industries with Monday links!

Food Safety

Studies Find Reusable Produce Containers Often Contaminated – Food Safety News Reusable plastic containers used by farmers to ship fresh produce from farms to grocery stores have gained wide usage in the last […]

Here are your Monday Links

Start your work week off right with the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agricultural news industries. Check back every Monday for more resources complied here that will help keep you up to date!

Food Safety

White House Calls for Action Plan to Address Antibiotic Resistance – Food Safety News […]

Is cooking food in the dishwasher considered safe?

I am pretty addicted to cooking shows, which is kind of ironic considering I have only mastered two recipes (homemade macaroni and cheese and dragon noodles). If you were to ever turn on my TV, or pay attention to my OnDemand habits, it’s all about food, food, food and more food. But in all that […]

Safety matters: Bacon

Where there is bacon, there is love. Take this statistic: Americans eat nearly 18 pounds of bacon per year. Taking into account those with pork-free diets, some Americans may eat even more than that. Bacon mania is everywhere. So what’s the best way to keep it safe?

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