Infographic: Shellfish testing with Neogen Europe

Neogen markets and develops the greatest variety of simple, rapid, easy-to-use seafood and shellfish tests, which allow companies around the world to test for harmful marine biotoxins and residues throughout the supply chain. For more information about these services in the U.K., click here.

New “best if used by” food label advised by USDA

A new food labeling guidance from the USDA was announced yesterday in an effort to reduce consumer confusion over “best by” and “sell by” dates on food. In turn, the guidance also hopes to decrease the amount of wasted food and boost in-home food safety practices by providing more specific information.

Although infant formula is […]

Fresh fruit, hold the wax

The waxy coating often seen on apples and other types of fruit that aim to keep them fresher longer, could be a thing of the past. This is thanks to a start-up company in Southern California that is using fresh plant materials to extend the shelf life of fruits up to five times longer than […]

Tox Tuesday: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

In an effort to take genuinely effective steps to prevent and treat substance-related issues, the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health has been released. In all, the report details what we know about substance misuse, how the neurobiological processes can turn casual substance use into a compulsive disorder, like addiction, and how […]

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.

Food Safety

Ten Countries Impacted by Salmonella Tainted Eggs from Poland – Food Safety Magazine More than 360 people in 10 countries have been affected by a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to an […]

U.S. set to produce record number of hogs in 2016

According to the National Pork Board, America’s pig farmers will produce a record-breaking number of market hogs this year, resulting in ample supplies of pork hitting grocery stores and restaurants, a trend that will continue well into 2017.

“The U.S. economy is growing, and that is good for meat demand,” Len Steiner, a pork industry […]

Emergency bird flu measures ordered in Scotland

A type of highly pathogenic avian flu, H5N8, has been found in dead wild birds in over a dozen countries across Europe, from Poland to France and has caused the Scottish Government to declare an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone. This requires that all poultry and captive birds be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from […]

Bauck named Neogen vice president of agrigenomics

Neogen Corporation announced today that Dr. Stewart Bauck has been named its vice president of agrigenomics. In his new role, Bauck will continue to be responsible for the company’s agrigenomic activities, including management responsibility for Neogen’s GeneSeek subsidiary.

Bauck joined Neogen in 2012 as the company’s director of beef cattle genomics, and became GeneSeek’s general […]

Neogen names Kephart as chief science officer

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today it has named Dr. Dan Kephart as its chief science officer — a new position for the company. Kephart will assume his responsibilities at Neogen effective Jan. 1.

Kephart has served as research and development director for the agribusiness unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific, as well as animal health […]

Researchers find rare superbug gene at U.S. pig farm

Researchers have found a rare and frightening superbug gene on a U.S. pig farm and are not sure how it got there. The superbug, clinically known as carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), was found after researchers swabbed the floors and walls of the farm’s pens and collected fecal samples during a five-month period in 2015.

According to […]