Did mycotoxins cause the Salem witch trials?

It’s funny how a bit of drama from over 300 years ago can remain a hot topic centuries later.

If you grew up in the U.S., you probably learned about the Salem witch trials of 1692, when over 200 people around the colonial Massachusetts town of Salem were accused of witchcraft and 19 were hanged.

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Tox Tuesday: Overdose deaths may have ‘plateaued’ says U.S. health chief, but are still high

According to a major U.S. health chief, drug overdose deaths in the country have begun to plateau, after years of rapidly increasing death statistics.

Health secretary Alex Azar said last week that although there is still a long way to go in ending the opioid crisis, it’s possible that the recent numbers will mark a […]

Neogen and Commercial Food Sanitation partner to provide extensive food safety training

To help the food industry meet its food safety goals, Neogen is a longtime participant in the training initiatives of Commercial Food Sanitation (CFS), a global consulting company for the food processing industry.

Neogen employees regularly contribute to CFS’s interactive, hands-on workshops that take place around the world. Neogen also provides allergen and sanitation testing […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for October 29, 2018

Happy almost Halloween! The spooky edition of our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report features best practice tips for corn harvest from milling and grain expert Pat Frasco.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary widely, they […]

Alternative Halloween ideas: Visiting the spooky ice cream ‘Flavor Graveyard’

If the haunted Halloween corn maze on the outside of town is too spooky for your liking, never fear — one ice cream company has an alternative tour that’s perfect for the faint of heart, or at the very least the sweet-toothed.

Ben & Jerry’s, an American company known for its wide array of ice […]

‘Beagle Brigade’ sniffs out African Swine Fever and other animal health threats

Photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Control

African Swine Fever (ASF) has been on the move this year.

Originally endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa, the virus has caused a heightened number of outbreaks in and around China this year, moving through several Eastern European countries and eventually hitting Western Europe for the first time.

Because […]

Pasture pests cost New Zealand farmers billions

Little bugs can mean big costs.

Researchers from a New Zealand research institute have estimated that the country’s animal livestock industries face $2.3 billion NZD (about $1.5 million USD) in damages due to pests each year. About $1.4 billion NZD of the losses go to the dairy industry.

According to Dairy Reporter, a lack of […]

The importance of clean water: Continuous water disinfection on the poultry farm

If dirty water is put in a clean cup, is the cup still clean? Likewise, if untreated, pathogen-filled water is run through newly cleaned water lines, are the water lines still clean?

The simple answer: no.

“After terminal water line disinfection, the next step in a water treatment program is continuous water disinfection during the […]

Outbreak alert: Salmonella in the U.S. and U.K.

Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne pathogens, and we see a few large outbreaks of it each year. It’s most often associated with chicken and egg products, but lately it has been associated with other products as well.

In the U.K.

Nearly 300 people have been sickened and one has passed away in […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for October 22, 2018

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report features a special report from Sarah Weiland of NutriQuest comparing DON testing methods, as well as higher DON and fumonisin reports.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary widely, […]