Return of the World Milk Day quiz

At long last, we’ve completed another 584 million mile trip around the sun and once again World Milk Day graces our calendars.

Every year, on June 1, the entire globe celebrates the many ways the dairy sector has enriched the world’s food supply — as well as our lives and diets.

Last year, we tried […]

Wait for it: A new season of our beloved Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report is on the way!

Be ready for more of our weekly mycotoxin levels, weather, and crop conditions. Our 2019 season will be back on July 1, with new insights on the mycotoxin field and technical tips from our Director of Technical Services Tony Lupo.

The Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report (MMCR) is a video series that provides weekly updates […]

Shining a light on ATP systems

What do fireflies and ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, hygiene monitoring systems have in common?

The science behind the instant detection of organic matter by ATP systems finds its origins in the study of fireflies. In these insects, two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, react with the molecule ATP, which is found in every living cell, to […]

It’s show season: General biosecurity recommendations for livestock exhibitors

For many of you who raise livestock, the show ring is where hard work meets opportunity. After endless hours of work, all the blood, sweat and tears begin to pay off. This is the moment, the chance, you have worked so hard for.

Biosecurity involves the implementation of many important procedures to help prevent the […]

Spain tests African swine fever vaccine

Spain, a country that has successfully fought to eliminate African swine fever (ASF) from its borders in years past, is testing a potential new vaccine against ASF virus. The oral vaccine has been tested so far on wild boars, but if the results are successful, it could be used to protect the country’s domestic herds.

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CDC reminds public not to wash raw chicken; some consumers still doubtful

Health agencies have shared the message again and again: Washing raw meat just causes the bacteria to splash around your sink, your hands and your clothes.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tweeted a reminder about this fact recently: “Don’t wash your raw chicken! Washing can spread germs from the chicken to […]

Tox Tuesday: Emerging threat report shows sharp fentanyl increase

Each quarter, the National Drug Early Warning System releases a report outlining the latest public health threats posed by new psychoactive substances (NPSs), including synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, opioids and benzodiazepines.

The first quarter 2019 report is now live. It’s compiled from data originating from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and provides a snapshot of the […]

Evaluating the general public’s food allergen knowledge gap

People who work in food production and processing, as well as food-allergic individuals, can tell you a lot about food allergens — what they are, how they work, and even how they are regulated and labeled. A new study shows, however, that the general public may still have a knowledge gap about food allergens, […]

How to protect against equine influenza

The threat of equine influenza took the horse racing world by storm this year as an above-average number of infections cancelled races in the United Kingdom. It was the first time in 15 years that horse races were canceled for flu concerns.

The ongoing U.K. outbreak has seen 69 cases, mostly in England, but one […]