The first Monday links of October

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

Food safety

Federal government shutdown: Impact on food safety may compound over time – Food Safety News

The long-term effects could be worse than the short-term effects.

WTO forms compliance […]

Time for the Monday links

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Food safety

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 […]

Robotic sensor used to search for harmful algae, pathogens

There are some pretty cool things beneath the waters of Puget Sound – fish, shellfish, robots.

Yes, robots, and they’re doing an important job. This summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) deployed a robotic sensor called the environmental sample processor (ESP) to detect the presence of algal blooms […]

Pathogen genome project publishes new results

Salmonella

The amount of genomic information on foodborne pathogens continues to grow as a University of California-Davis-led project announced the availability of 20 more pathogen genomes.

The newly-sequenced genomes for multiple isolates of Salmonella, Listeria, Vibrio and Campylobacter will now be added to the 100K Genome Project’s public database. So far, the project has […]

Kick start your week with the Monday links

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Food safety

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 […]

CDC: Campylobacter, Vibrio rise, other pathogens static

Although incidents of Campylobacter and Vibrio rose in 2012, infection rates for other pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella remained about the same.

In fact, Campylobacter rates in 2012 were the highest they’ve been since 2000 and are up 14 percent in 2012 from 2006-2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

Happiness is …the Monday links

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Food safety

Microbiological control in the food plant environment and the role of rapid testing – Neogen webinar

Join food safety experts Dr. Jeff Kornacki of Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc. and […]

CDC: STEC infections have declined since 2006, Salmonella infections have risen

Rates of infection from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) have fallen slightly in the past five years, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday.

In 2006, there were 590 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection caused by STEC. In 2011, the most recent available data, there were 463 infections, according to […]