Neogen launches four food safety drug residue tests

Neogen Corporation announced today that it has introduced four new tests for the detection of veterinary drug residues in food. The new tests detect clenbuterol, avermectins, florfenicol, and oxytetracycline.

Each of the new tests are in Neogen’s proven Veratox® brand format, which provides an accurate, rapid, cost-effective and easy-to-use diagnostic method compared to instrument-based tests, […]

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Thousands of tons of fake food and drink seized in Interpol-Europol investigation – Europol

More than 1,200 tons of fake or subpar food, including cereals, spices and chocolate […]

2013 wrap up: The biggest stories of the year

‘Twas the year of acronyms on Neogen blog, from FSMA to COOL to PEDV. This year also saw new technological advances, big shakeups in the regulatory scene and fresh discoveries. Here’s a look at the most popular news items of 2013.

Food safety

The horse meat scandal

Early in 2013, routine testing found horse and […]

Mid-week news bump

State ag directors want Congress to give FDA more time on FSMA rules – Food Safety News

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) wants Congress to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more time to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

90 percent of Americans throw out food prematurely […]

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The surprisingly high cost of childhood allergies – The Week

Food allergies can be expensive, and not only for the person who has them.

Emerging pathogens: Vibrio cases […]

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Ractopamine talks leave U.S. and Russia in a stalemate – The Pig Site

The two countries have slated another round of talks over ractopamine for Wednesday.

For a statement […]

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Russia-U.S. in talks over trade resumption – The Pig Site

The two nations are slated to participate in a conference call today in an effort to resolve the […]

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New study by USDA, FDA aims to enhance food safety in retail delis (Risk assessment targets Listeria monocytogenes) – USDA FSIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection […]

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Obama administration seeks FDA funding increase for FSMA implementation – Food Safety News

The White House’s budget includes a 20 percent increase for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Russia to increase ractopamine restrictions on Canada

Russia is set to further restrict Canadian meat imports over the feed additive ractopamine.

Since the measures first were announced in December, Canada still had been able to export small amounts of meat that was free of ractopamine to Russia. However, the new restrictions could severely impact meat exports to Russia, including about $15 million […]