Science: Cheese tastes stronger when injected with hip-hop

Expectant mothers often put headphones on their bellies for their babies to listen to as they develop, but it’s a little less common to see cheesemakers doing the same with their wheels of Brie and Camembert.

Nothing wrong with seeing what would happen if they did, said one team of Swiss researchers. The scientists placed […]

U.S. FDA’s 2020 budget proposal highlights tech revolutions in food safety

Focusing on 2020 may feel premature when so much of 2019 lies ahead of us, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has explained the rationale behind its 2020 budget proposals, and their points illustrate well the technological developments that are about to revolutionize food safety culture both within and outside of the U.S.

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Nebraska and Iowa flood damage could mean nearly $1 billion hit to agriculture

Photo courtesy U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

The U.S. state of Nebraska is one of the country’s biggest agricultural areas. It’s most famous for its beef cattle and corn, but farmers there work hard every year in the production of swine, eggs, dairy, wheat, soybeans and more. Each of these industries has been hit […]

Neogen reports third quarter results

LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2019 — Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that its revenues for the third quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, which ended Feb. 28, were $97,700,000, up 3%, from the previous year’s third quarter revenues of $94,903,000. Current year-to-date revenues were $304,424,000, up 5% compared to $289,811,000 for the same […]

Flooding raises concerns about stored grain quality

Flooding and wet conditions have resulted from extreme weather in much of the Central and Southern Plains of the U.S., including major parts of the Corn Belt. As a result, authorities are reminding grain producers and processors to be aware of the steps they should take to prevent contamination of stored grain.

In the case […]

Neogen launches coconut food allergen test kits

LANSING, Mich., March 25, 2019 — Neogen’s comprehensive line of tests to detect allergens in food products before they can reach consumers now includes simple and accurate tests for coconut in food, beverages and environmental samples.

Neogen’s new Reveal® 3-D for Coconut Allergen screens environmental and liquid samples at 1 part per million (ppm) in […]

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 […]