Love is in the air but what’s in your dark chocolate?

Heart shaped boxes of dark chocolates may a no-brainer when it comes to putting a smile on your valentine’s face, but if they have a milk allergy, you may want to think twice before heading to the candy shop.

That’s because a recent study by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that from the […]

Whassup’ with supplements?

Over the course of the last few weeks, herbal supplements sold around the country have come under fire after testing revealed certain brands were adulterated and mislabeled, meaning they do not contain the ingredients that are stated on their labels.

DNA barcoding, a technique for characterizing species of organisms using a short DNA sequence from […]

Sisters develop a ‘nut-free’ dating site

Do you enjoy long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners and watching the sunset fade into the night? Do you also have food allergies? If so, Mr. (or Mrs.) Right could be just a few clicks away thanks to the newest online dating website —

Made specifically for young adults with food allergies, […]

Improving hatchery cleanliness through ATP technology

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a chemical compound found in all living cells, including bacteria, food residue, yeast and mold. It is the main component of ATP tests along with bioluminescence, which is a chemical reaction that produces light. ATP test systems utilize ATP bioluminescence to determine the cleanliness of surfaces. This is done through a […]

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Disease Genetic Research Making Headway – The Pig Site Investment in swine health research, and specifically in the genetics of swine diseases, has increased substantially in the last several years. The increasing availability […]

Proposal could change who regulates U.S. food safety

A part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget is a plan to bring together the country’s food safety operations into one agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). With the goal of being able to better monitor food quality, this would reshape the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the new […]

Neogen responds to peanut contamination in cumin and spice blends

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently recalled hundreds of different products containing cumin after they were found to be contaminated with peanuts and almonds, leading to a potential health risk for consumers with nut allergies.

According to a recent article, this is now being called the most “widespread series of allergy-related recalls” […]

World Cancer Day 2015: The importance of food safety for patients and survivors

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has declared February 4 World Cancer Day and while there are many initiatives going on around the world to raise awareness and inform people about cancer, many do not connect why food safety is also very important in the fight against cancer.

In a recent article, Howard Seltzer […]

Tox Tuesday: China’s war on drugs

In an increasingly borderless world, technology and international travel have globalized the marketplace for new products and services including the illegal drug trade. In China for example, their geographical location makes them an ideal transit country for drug traffickers. This coupled with its large population, creates a massive market for drug consumption and has led […]

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Animal Science

Fewer heifers in feedyards – Drovers Cattle Network

While the latest U.S. Cattle on Feed report showed total inventory in U.S. feedlots with capacity for 1,000 or more head […]