A Monday links closer to autumn

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Food safety

RFID sanitation monitoring meets demands of digitized world – Food Quality and Safety

It’s all about technology.

Stone Age chefs spiced up food even 6,000 years ago – NPR’s The Salt

The discovery of garlic mustard seeds on pottery shards from 6,000 years ago is the earliest known use of spices.

Cyclospora illnesses reach 630 – Food Safety News

Texas currently has the highest number of infections.

Draft law on detailed COOL requirements introduced – The Pig Site

As the debate over country-of-origin labeling (COOL) continues in the U.S., a Russian political party has introduced a COOL law to the state Duma.


Animal safety

PED-positive count approaches 500The Pig Site

The count includes swine accessions and diagnostic case submissions for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).

Cattle credited with alerting man to fire in Warwick Township – Lancaster Online

All of the cattle were rescued from the fire.



Monday Mycotoxin Report for August 26, 2013Neogen

This week’s report tracks confirmed instances of aflatoxin, DON, fumonisin and ochratoxin.

Hot weather forecasts sent crop prices soaring Monday morning – Ag Professional

The markets reacted to concerns about recent high temperatures and potential crop damage.



From the lab to the street: How three illegal drugs came to be – The Atlantic

They have quite a history.

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