The Food Safety Zone brings new resources to the frozen food industry

Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) is a persistent foodborne pathogen. It can survive in cold temperatures and has a habit of thriving in niches in the food production environment, making it hard to eradicate.

To that end, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) has unveiled a new food safety resource for the frozen food industry: The […]

Genomic technology can make a difference for farmers around the world

Genomics, including livestock DNA testing, has revolutionized much of the agricultural world, and its impact only continues to grow as the technology improves. And as the science advances, it continues to enter new markets and regions that can benefit from it.

For farmers in developing countries, whose herds are smaller and less productive than typical […]

Tox Tuesday: Industry expert Alberto Salomone

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Alberto Salomone has been the president of the European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS) since 2015 and is the laboratory supervisor at the Centro Regionale […]

Food safety: Why test for coconut?

In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), mandating food product labels prominently display the presence of any ingredient from one of the eight major food allergens: peanuts, eggs, milk and milk by-products, wheat, tree nuts, soy, fish and shellfish. These allergens account for […]

Scottish Government extends genomics partnership with Neogen

AYR, Scotland, 25 February, 2019 — Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today the Scottish Government has formally extended its partnership with Neogen in Ayr, Scotland, to perform genomics testing as part of the government’s program to improve the country’s beef herd.

The genomic testing partnership was initiated in October 2016, and now has been […]

Romania tightens food safety measures after repeated Listeria outbreaks

After multiple, repeated recalls of fish products due to Listeria contamination, Romanian food safety experts have tightened their control measures in order to get to the bottom of the situation.

So far in 2019, there have been eight recalls for Listeria in salmon, with no reported illnesses, according to Food Safety News. The first incident […]

How do stripes stop flies? Horses dress as zebras to find out

Why do zebras, a species of wild horse, have striped coats when other equines don’t?

Experts have theorized that the stripes serve as camouflage; that they disorient predators, or that they communicate signals to other zebras. Some have posed that the stripes help keep the animals cool under a hot sun. The latest research, however, […]

FSMA Produce Safety Rule inspections to start this spring

The Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was established to set standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing and storage of the fruits and vegetables that we eat every day.

Like other FSMA rules, its implementation is gradual, giving producers time to outfit their operations and procedures in a way that […]

Experts discuss the dairy industry in 50 years: Genomics, regulations and more

In 50 years it will be 2069, and we have no idea what the world will look like. We certainly have hopes for our planet — that our industries will be booming and efficient, particularly our agricultural economy.

University of Minnesota Extension educator James Salfer predicts that changes in the dairy industry over the […]

Outbreak alert: Salmonella in U.S. raw turkey, Australian spring rolls

There are a few Salmonella-related news items this week, and here’s the latest on some of the bigger stories.

Raw turkey

A multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella tied to raw turkey products has expanded, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week.

A total of 279 people have been infected with […]