Cool down with the Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Scotland going independent on food safety Food Safety News

Scotland is creating its own food safety agency, separate from the U.K.’s Food Standards Agency.

More deadlines missed as FSMA rules remain stalled at OMB – Food Safety News

The food industry still is waiting on rules stemming from the largest food safety overhaul since the early 1900’s.

Organic compounds eliminate disease-causing pathogens – USDA Agricultural Research Service

Researchers are working on a new way to treat animals for pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella that doesn’t require antibiotics.

Study: Salmonella’s pH sensors trigger virulence – Food Safety News

pH sensors are the key for setting off virulent traits in Salmonella, according to a Yale study.

A clear view of food safety –Grocery Headquarters

Shoppers are demanding increased transparency when it comes to food.

USDA: Declare independence from foodborne illness this Fourth of July – Poultry Times

Keep food safety in mind when prepping for your Fourth of July BBQ.

Breathe easy on allergies – The Casey Weekly

According to a new study, Australia has the highest prevalence of food allergies in the world.

Close to the finish line – Food Standards Agency

The U.K.’s Food Standard Agency gives an update on food safety for the 2012 Olympics.

Bandicoots on the hook for cases of Salmonella – The Casey Weekly

Bandicoots may be cute, but their droppings caused an outbreak that made many children ill.

Animal safety

New Hendra virus case confirmed in Mackay, Queensland –

Unfortunately, the horse in Australia had to be euthanized.

Searching nearby best strategy for finding lost pets, study says – Veterinary Practice News

Close to home is the best place to find lost pets.


I’m farming and I grow it PetersonFarmBros (YouTube)

This awesome parody of the a popular LMFAO song blew up on YouTube last week. And on major news outlets. And Twitter. And Facebook.

Cow spray painted with QR code to promote dairy farming – BBC

Meet Lady Shamrock, the bovine PR professional.

Making sense of mycotoxins –

Need a crash course in mycotoxins? This article will help you out.


The genome digest – The Scientist

Are new species hiding within existing ones?

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