Should mustard-allergic people be wary of canola oil?

It’s hard enough to be allergic to one food, but when cross-reactivity strikes, food-allergic individuals may find themselves unable to eat seemingly unrelated food products.

Take the case of mustard. Of all the spices, mustard tends to provoke the most severe allergic reactions. According to Healthline, mustard allergies are most common in the United Kingdom, […]

Swine producers in Alberta ramp up biosecurity in response to PEDv

It’s been nearly five years since the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) was first reported in Canada. That case was in 2014, in the province of Ontario. Since then, the virus has been reported in Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Quebec.

Now, it’s been found in Alberta, at an operation with 400 pigs.

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U.S. FDA to resume some high-risk food inspections during federal shutdown

Last week, media outlets reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was halting most of the unannounced inspections of food production facilities as part of the ongoing partial shutdown of the country’s government. Particularly of concern was the stopping of high-risk food surveillance. Now, the FDA has announced that it will resume inspections […]

Visitor biosecurity in poultry production

This post was written by Neogen vet Nick Wagner, DVM

Biosecurity is at the forefront of preventing disease and maintaining healthy birds to ensure the productivity and profitability of the poultry industry. The most successful biosecurity programs in the industry include a multifaceted approach to achieving and maintaining a healthy flock. One of the components […]

2018 Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports: Capstone Report is here

After a busy harvest season full of Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports, Neogen is pleased to put forth our final mycotoxin video of the year: our Capstone Report. In the video, a special report discusses best practices for proper grain storage to control quality.

In early 2019, we will be sending out a survey […]

Does the U.S. government shutdown affect food safety?

Amid the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, discussions have flurried about the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has halted some surveillance inspections at food production facilities.

People are particularly concerned about the stopping of high-risk food surveillance. High-risk foods, like seafood and produce, are more susceptible to contamination with foodborne […]

Coming soon! Monday Mycotoxin Capstone Report: Best practices for proper grain storage

Throughout the harvest season, Neogen works to bring the latest in mycotoxin, crop condition and weather reports to you through our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report web series.

Our 2018 season wrapped up in November, but we’ve got one more video up our sleeve. Our capstone report, coming soon, will feature a special report on […]

Newcastle disease confirmed in second commercial California flock

A second commercial poultry flock in southern California has a confirmed case of virulent Newcastle disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the case in Riverside County.

The case is part of an outbreak that has been going on in southern California since May […]

Neogen names Lilly VP of international business

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 9, 2019 — Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has promoted Dr. Jason Lilly to the newly created position of vice president of international business. Lilly joined Neogen in 2005, and has spent the past eight years as Neogen’s vice president of corporate development.

In his new role, Lilly will […]

E. coli O157:H7 treatment may become easier due to aurodox discovery

New research from Scotland’s University of Glasgow has medical experts hopeful, as the findings suggest potential avenues for treating E. coli infections in the future.

The study found that aurodox, a chemical compound that inhibits the biosynthesis of bacterial protein, can block the E. coli strain O157:H7 from binding to human cells. Not only that, […]