Libya methanol poisoning outbreak death toll climbs

The number of people in Libya who have died from drinking alcohol contaminated with methanol has hit 87, the Associated Press reports.

The outbreak, which first was reported a week ago, has injured more than 1,000 people, Libya’s Health Minister has said. Additionally, 15 people have been blinded and others have suffered kidney failure or […]

Some liquor sales to resume in Czech Republic following methanol poisoning outbreak

Alcohol sales will be allowed to resume in the Czech Republic, following a spate of deaths and hospitalizations from methanol-laced liquor.

The sale of hard liquor was banned Sept. 14 after more than 20 people died from black market alcohol tainted with methanol, an industrial solvent often used in counterfeit booze. In total, 26 people […]

Czech government restricts alcohol sales further after methanol-related deaths

Following a rash of deaths from methanol-laced rum and vodka, the Czech government has placed further restrictions on alcohol sales.

Starting last Friday, the Czech government placed a blanket ban on all sales of hard liquor. Beer and wine still may be purchased at shops, restaurants and bars, according to the Wall Street Journal.

As […]

Czech government restricts alcohol sales after 19 die from methanol-laced vodka, rum

Methanol-laced rum and vodka has killed 19 and hospitalized 24 people in the Czech Republic, according to media reports.

Methanol is a low cost industrial solvent that often is used in counterfeit alcohol. Effects of ingesting methanol include nausea and vomiting, confusion and vision difficulties. In the most severe cases, it can lead to coma […]

Neogen launches water-based, high-volume zearalenone test

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 2, 2018 — Neogen has developed the first quantitative microwell test for zearalenone that uses only a water-based solution for extraction, which completely eliminates the need for methanol and ethanol in the extraction process.

Neogen’s new Veratox® MAX for Zearalenone can deliver precise results ranging from 25 to 500 parts per billion […]

Neogen launches water-based aflatoxin screening test

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 24, 2018 — Neogen has developed the first screening test for aflatoxin that uses only a water-based solution for extraction.

Neogen’s new Reveal® MAX for Aflatoxin can accurately screen corn and wheat samples at 20 parts per billion (ppb) of aflatoxin in only 3 minutes. Results produced on the simple new test […]

Neogen reports 21% net income increase

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 19, 2017 — Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that net income for the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, increased 21% to $11,914,000, or $0.31 per share, from the previous year’s first quarter net income of $9,881,000, or $0.26 a share.

First quarter revenues increased 14% […]

Tox Tuesday: Mexican resort death attributed to tainted alcohol

Tragedy struck earlier this year when a 20-year-old woman from the U.S. state of Wisconsin died after she and her brother were found unconscious in a pool at a resort in Mexico.

The siblings and their family had arrived at the resort just two hours before. They began their vacation with a few drinks, but […]

Neogen launches first high-volume, water-based aflatoxin test

Neogen has developed the first quantitative microwell test for total aflatoxin that uses only a water-based solution for extraction, which completely eliminates the need for methanol and ethanol in the extraction process.

Neogen’s new Veratox® for Total Aflatoxin can deliver precise results ranging from 5 to 300 parts per billion (ppb) of aflatoxin after only […]

Leader appointed to UK’s Food Crime Unit

In response to the 2013 European horsemeat scandal and other food-related incidents, a new Food Crime Unit (FCU) has been developed in the United Kingdom that will fight the trade of fraudulent foods, and build intelligence and evidence of the risks and the nature of food fraud and food crime.

Andy Morling was recently announced […]