Gluten free in the land down under

The predominant food regulatory body of Australia and New Zealand has laid down what has been called the “toughest labeling laws in the world,” including its standards for gluten-free products.

According to Food Standards Australia New Zealand, a regulatory body made up of the governments of the two countries and their states/territories, foods must meet […]

A year in review: 2018’s foodborne illness outbreaks

While the official numbers aren’t in yet, the trend of 2018’s foodborne illness outbreak situation seems to be “more isn’t always a bad thing.”

Over the course of the year, food safety experts have pointed out that, at first glance, the number of outbreaks seems to be increasing. But the truth is, something else is […]

This holiday season: No raw cookie dough, and no raw hamburger

We go over it every year. When you make cookie dough for your holiday cookies, wait until you’ve baked it before eating.

We know, we know. Cookie dough is delicious. Delicious, but dangerous. A number of ingredients can cause foodborne illness. Raw eggs are associated with Salmonella, and raw flour, which is usually not processed […]

Internationally, swine industry works to prevent the spread of African swine fever

China, producer of nearly half of the world’s pork supply, is the latest country to be affected by an ongoing epidemic of African swine fever (ASF) virus.

The viral strain circulating China is believed to be Georgia 2007, named for the country and year it first appeared in. From Georgia, this strain spread through the […]

Neogen reports second quarter results

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 20, 2018 — Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that its revenues for the second quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, which ended Nov. 30, increased 6% to $107,098,000, from the previous year’s second quarter revenues of $100,698,000. Current year-to-date revenues were $206,724,000, also up 6% compared to $194,907,000 for the same […]

Cakes in jars, botulism and the early stages of the food safety system

Maybe you’ve got this bookmarked on your favorite crafty social media site: cake-in-a-jar recipes. Popular with students living in dorms and the Pinterest-savvy, these tiny desserts are tucked snugly into a small jar or can and are often baked in microwaves.

Cute as they may be, these treats come with a food safety threat you […]

Tox Tuesday: Synthetic cathinones

As the drug crisis around the world deepens, some of the more difficult-to-deal-with substances of abuse are the manmade ones. In part, this is because synthetic, or “designer,” drugs can be incredibly potent, but also because their easily adaptable formulations make them tricky to legislate.

One of these types of drugs are synthetic cathinones, which […]

USDA approves Reveal® Q+ for Aflatoxin with Raptor® reader

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 18, 2018 — Neogen Corporation announced today that the USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (USDA-FGIS) has awarded a Certificate of Conformance for the Reveal® Q+ for Aflatoxin test kit used with Neogen’s new Raptor® Integrated Analysis Platform system.

Neogen’s Reveal Q+ for Aflatoxin test delivers fast and precise results, and is certified […]

How can a bug bite make you allergic to meat?

We usually think of food allergies as something we’re born with. Sometimes we develop them later in life, but for the most part, there’s not really anything we can do to cause them.

Except get bitten by ticks.

A certain kind of tick, at least. The lone star tick, found in the eastern half of […]

Neogen and Michigan State partner for innovation and food safety

In May 2017, Michigan State University broke ground for the Food Processing and Innovation Center (FPIC), an innovative and regulatory compliant commercial food development, processing, packaging and research facility. It was established to create a supportive environment to accelerate and mitigate risk for new product and process development for the food and agricultural industry. With […]