Jaws’s genome could reveal secrets to wound treatment, cancer suppression

Great white sharks are one of the latest animals to have their genome sequenced, meaning scientists now have access to the entire DNA code that makes the sharks the way they are, from their jagged, razor-sharp teeth to their thrashing, powerful tails.

Over roughly 400 million years, sharks have evolved in unique ways from other […]

Neogen at Petfood Forum 2019

The pet food industry has reached an exciting place in recent years. As experts converge in Kansas City, Missouri to talk about the latest developments at Petfood Forum, Neogen will be there to help pet food processors arm themselves with the latest in food safety technology.

The forum takes place April 29 – May 1.

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African swine fever update: one million pounds of pork seized; vaccine research takes step forward

With the ongoing Asian and Eastern European outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF), a disease that is not known to harm humans but is deadly to pigs, countries not already touched by ASF virus have one goal: keep it out.

U.S. Custom and Border Protection officials may have prevented possible introduction of the virus to […]

Could dung beetles boost food safety on the farm?

Food safety doesn’t start at the processing facility.

Farmers go to great lengths to protect their crops from invading pathogens. Recent years have seen outbreaks attributed to bacteria like E. coli deposited by passing wildlife (through their droppings) and runoff from nearby livestock feedlots, which can infect low-to-the-ground crops like broccoli and leafy greens. Though […]

Food safety: Researchers seek kill-step to rid flour of pathogens

When you think of foods that present high food safety risks, flour isn’t generally top of the list. Flour’s dryness makes it less conducive to bacterial growth, and because it’s usually baked at a pathogen-killing temperature, it’s not very likely to cause foodborne illness once eaten.

That said, a few major recalls of flour have […]

How disease ‘contact chains’ link farms near and far

It’s good to be connected to others in this world, but some networks are less than desirable — like disease networks.

Unwittingly introducing new diseases to a herd or flock is one of the biggest challenges in adding new animals. For this reason, farmers and ranchers employ biosecurity protocols and can quarantine the new animal […]

Neogen Viroxide Super proven effective against African Swine Fever

ROCHDALE, United Kingdom, 18 March, 2019 — Neogen announced today that Neogen Viroxide Super has been proven effective against the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus at a dilution of 1:800.

Neogen, with continued investment in the efficacy testing of Neogen Viroxide Super, now offers a market-leading, broad spectrum disinfectant and emergency disease control solution worldwide.

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Scientists sequence the genome of Lil Bub, celebrity cat

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With a couple of extra toes, a case of dwarfism, no teeth and a tongue that perpetually hangs out of her mouth, Lil Bub is one of the Internet’s most beloved animals. She (and her owner) have spent years as advocates for animal shelters, inspiring tens […]

FDA updates its imported food safety strategy: What importers need to know

As more links are added to the global food supply chain, not only do food industries become more intertwined, but so too do regulatory landscapes. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) may be a U.S.-based law, but it has enormous implications for suppliers overseas who might wish to do business with a U.S. company, introducing […]

Science: Ticks are more likely to cause red meat allergies than we thought

We like to imagine that being bitten by a bug will give us cool, arachnid-based super powers — not food allergies.

But evidence has shown bites from certain species of ticks can lead to a temporary allergy to alpha-gal, a sugar found in red meats like beef, lamb and pork. Scientists have said that the […]