Time for the Monday links

WheatSpikes_blogDon’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

The surprisingly high cost of childhood allergiesThe Week

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

Emerging pathogens: Vibrio cases in oysters expected to continue increasing – Food Safety News

The number of Vibrio infections has increased several-fold in the past 15 years, from 21 confirmed cases to 193 in 2012.

U.K., Russia agree to multi-million pound beef, lamb trade deal – The Cattle Site

The deal is expected to be worth £100-million through three years and ends an 18 year ban on U.K. beef and lamb implemented by Russia after an outbreak of mad cow disease in the 1990s.

Just what the doctor ordered: Med students team with chefsThe Salt

The med students and culinary students are working together to create meals designed to help patients.

Food expired? Don’t be so quick to toss itCNN

A new study finds more than of 90 percent of Americans throw food away before it goes bad.

NFI, NRA pact addresses seafood fraud – Seafood Source

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) are teaming up to fight back against seafood fraud.

Animal safety

Two states relieved of bird flu quarantine status – The Poultry Site

The H7N3 avian flu quarantine status has been lifted for two states in Mexico, Aguascalientes and Tlaxcala.

2012 U.S. rabies recap – Worms & Germs Blog

In 2012, there were 6,162 case of diagnosed rabies in the U.S., with wildlife representing the majority (92 percent) of infected animals.

August milk output up 2.6 percent – Dairy Business

Milk production was 15.73 billion pounds from the 23 major dairy states.

Russian veterinary inspection of U.S. turkey plants planned – The Poultry Site

The inspectors seek to ascertain that the feed additive ractopamine is not being used.

For more on ractopamine, click here.

Agriculture

Monday Mycotoxin Report – Neogen

Our weekly report will get you up to speed on mycotoxin reports from around the U.S. and parts of Canada.

Canada winter cereals yield better than expected – The Pig Site

In some areas, yields are 80 to 90 bushels an acre.

Colorado floodwaters menace state’s $41 billion agriculture sector – Reuters

The devastating flood could have a severe impact on the state’s corn crop, among others.

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