You know the drill — here are your Monday links

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

Feds expand E. coli testing in meatCBS News

Beginning today, the USDA will begin testing for six additional strains of E. coli.

Ottawa rewriting rules on food inspectionCanada.com

Canada looks to streamline and revamp its food safety programs.

Five year retrospective on the IFIC Foundation Food and Health Survey’s food safety findings published in Food Protection Trends – FoodInsight.org

The article tracks American views of food safety, confidence in the food supply, and other issues.

The future of food: Five frontiers – Slate

Food meets technology, from meat grown in a lab to vertical gardens.

Controversy continues as comment period closes for HIMP – Food Safety News

After the comment period for a new protocol for poultry inspection closed last week, proponents and opponents of the move continue to stand their ground.

Testing the masses: Increased food surveillance ramped up in advance of Democratic National Convention – BarfBlog

Food safety officials have ramped up testing and inspections in preparation of the Democratic National Convention, which will be held in September in Charlotte, N.C.

Reform falters after Europe’s E. coli scare – Nature

European governments still are grappling with how to prevent another incident like last year’s sprout outbreak.

Animal safety

Strict protocols in place for Belmont Stakes contenders – TheHorse. com

The rules aim to create a safe and fair atmosphere.

Report urges action to nurture public, food and research vets – Veterinary Practice News

There are fewer vets going into public service, food animal and industrial fields, which could have an adverse affect on public health.

316 sickened with Salmonella over 8 years from mail order chicks, ducks – BarfBlog

An eight year old mystery has been cracked.

Agriculture

June is Dairy MonthZanesville Times-Recorder

Celebrate with a glass of milk!

Dry conditions hurt early planted crops – Farm World

Although drought is a concern in parts of Kentucky, the dry weather has helped reduced levels of blight infections.

H5N1 death in Cambodia leads to HPAI discovery – WorldPoultry.net

Samples from the small village were confirmed to be highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1.

Toxicology

What are ‘bath salts’ and are they illegal? – Reuters

Recent incidents have spurred action nationwide regarding the substance responsible for a gruesome attack in Miami.

Genomics

Tomato genome project bears fruitReuters

35,000 genes? No big deal.

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