Tox Tuesday: Scotland records highest-ever number of annual drug deaths

Sadly, a record has been broken again in Scotland: the country has yet again recorded a new high for yearly drug deaths, at 934 in 2017. This is an 8% increase from the previous year, and more than double the figure from 2007.

Roughly 40% of the figure involves people aged 35–44, and just under […]

Neogen’s ANSR® for Listeria receives AFNOR validation

AYR, Scotland, 15 February, 2016 — Neogen’s ANSR® for Listeria has been NF certified in accordance with the current and stringent criteria of a NF Validation study carried out according to the EN ISO 16140 part 2 standard for food and environmental samples.

This new validation (NF Validation by AFNOR certification NEO 35/03-01/16) follows the […]

European Union prepares for changes to food labels

On the heels of proposed changes to U.S. food labels from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes changes to the European Union (EU) food regulations.

The changes aren’t new regulations, but requirements of laws that are going to finally come into effect this year. EU Regulation 1169/2011, was originally proposed in late January 2008, […]

Scotland to tighten food safety rules

Almost a year after the horse meat incident in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, Scotland is moving to create tougher food safety rules.

The new laws will require non-compliance with food regulations, such as food fraud, to be reported and will grant more authority to enforcement officials to confiscate products that don’t meet […]

Study: Local livestock may not be key contributors to Scottish Salmonella outbreaks

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A new study may partially exonerate Scottish cattle as the culprits behind outbreaks of resistant Salmonella, as they long have been suspected as reservoirs for drug-resistant strains of the foodborne bacteria.

The findings, which were published in Science, indicate the source of several Salmonella outbreaks in Scotland may be more linked to imported […]