Food safety webinar preview: Listeria results in just one hour

Imagine a food processing plant. Operations grind to a halt — there’s been a positive Listeria result. The downtime will be costly, as the team launches into a time-consuming seek-and-destroy and vectoring plan. Each hour that ticks by is one hour of product shelf life.

The story is oft-told. And across the globe, the […]

Neogen’s NeoSeek™ for STEC receives AOAC validation

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced AOAC has validated NeoSeek™ for STEC, a proprietary testing platform that determines the genetic composition of bacteria in a food sample. The newly validated test detects and identifies seven Shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STEC) known to cause severe human illness.

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Neogen licenses food safety data analytics platform from Corvium

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has signed a development and licensing agreement with Corvium, Inc., that will allow Neogen’s customers exclusive access to an enhanced version of Corvium’s award-winning CONTROL-PRO™ food risk intelligence platform.

To be marketed under the Neogen® Analytics brand, the innovative platform will enable Neogen customers to automate food […]

Sequencing: The answer to a safer food supply worldwide

Sequencing, a useful DNA technology for organism characterization, has received additional recognition as an effective method to identify and subtype food pathogens.

Last month, a peer-reviewed article about the different methods for Salmonella characterization highlighted sequencing as a solid approach to identifying the pathogen.

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Dietary restrictions solved on campus

The days of students figuring out allergen-free meals on certain college campuses might soon be over. Some universities in the U.S. are now offering allergen-free dining halls and other special facilities to their students with food restrictions.

Finding food alternatives on campus has always been a headache for those college students with dietary restrictions, especially […]

Neogen awarded as the first recipient of the Wisconsin Water Alliance Business Spotlight

On July 24, the Wisconsin Water Alliance (WWA) announced Neogen as the first-ever recipient of its Business Spotlight.

This is a new initiative that the WWA uses to monthly recognize organizations that are engaged in the support, protection and advocacy of water resources in the state of Wisconsin.

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Food fraud: The adulterated alcohol trend

Although there isn’t an accurate number for the death toll from adulterated alcohol poisoning — this figure likely increases every day.

Over the last two months, at least 20 people have died from alcohol poisoning in Costa Rica, ABC News reported.

The victims were between 32 and 72 years old, and the events took place […]

Neogen awarded USDA contract

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it had again been awarded the contract to supply certain dehydrated culture media to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The FSIS uses Neogen Culture Media to monitor raw and ready-to-eat meat and poultry products for the presence of bacterial pathogens, including Listeria […]

Stop by booth 141 at IAFP 2019!

Once again, food safety industry leaders from all around the world will meet at the International Association of Food Protection’s (IAFP) annual meeting, and Neogen, without a doubt, will be part of this year’s event as well.

“Neogen is always happy to assist and be a participant of the biggest food safety event of the […]

Potential increase of histamine outbreaks in Europe: What can seafood producers do to prevent an outbreak?

Histamine outbreaks could be an increasing problem in the old continent for some years to come.

Also known as scombroid food poisoning, histamine food poisoning (HFP) is a foodborne illness that results from the consumption of fish containing high levels of histamine due to inadequate storage or poor processing.

In 2017 alone, this allergy-like […]