Don’t be a Super Bowl party pooper!

Known as the second highest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is much more than just a football game. With an estimated 43 million Americans planning to host a Super Bowl party, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided several tips that can help those partaking in the festivities form […]

Scientists say possible cure found for peanut allergies

Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia may have found a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies according to a recent article.

This research has already transformed the lives of about 30 children who were involved in the experiment and were given a daily dose of peanut protein together with a […]

Infographic: Norovirus

Sometimes referred to as the winter vomiting bug, norovirus, is the most common stomach bug in the United Kingdom (UK) infecting between 600,000 and one million people every year. The virus gets its name from where it was first identified — in Norwalk, Ohio, in 1972.

Since then, several strains of the virus have been […]

A Cleaning (or Two) a Day Keeps Listeria Away

Six tips for apple packers and processors to avoid Listeria contamination

Apple packers and processors are on high alert after recent news linking a Listeria outbreak to an apple facility in California. Seven people have died and 25 others became ill between October and December of last year, according to Reuters.

Listeria is a bacteria […]

Genetically engineered cattle + human DNA = Ebola cure?

A herd of 50 cloned, genetically engineered cattle on a farm just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota, may hold the key to producing a vaccine against the Ebola virus, which has infected more than 21,000 people in West Africa, killing more than 8,500 of them and causing hysteria worldwide.

According to a recent article, this […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science

Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date – The Horse Tradition in many breeds holds that all horses have the same birthday: January 1. But when it comes to feeding […]

New non-stick surface has potential in food industry

E. coli

In a similar way that Teflon and other non-stick surfaces keeps food from sticking to your pots and pans, a new nanotechnology developed by scientists at Cornell University could keep bacteria from sticking to medical equipment, food processing machinery and much more.

According to an article from CBS News, researchers from Cornell […]

New Salmonella, Campylobacter performance standards for poultry proposed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings. Development of these new standards is a major step inthe FSIS’s Salmonella Action Plan, launched in December 2013 […]

The great (GMO potato) debate

The debate on the safety of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food industry continues to evolve, but it still leaves question marks in the minds of many. For example, recent discoveries have allowed scientists to modify potatoes so they develop with fewer bruises and black spots, and when fried, produce a much smaller […]

Tox Tuesday: Tainted heroin

Concerns continue to rise in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York as various unknown substances being sold as heroin have been linked to at least six overdose deaths in recent months. While authorities are still unsure exactly what the substances are composed of, they have chosen to not keep this quickly escalating drug […]