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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

Canada going to single food safety inspection system Food Safety News

Canada is looking to streamline its food safety service.

Small Ohio producers first to reap benefits of interstate shipment – USDA blog

Small meat processing businesses will now be able to sell their wares outside of Ohio.

U.K. seafood consumption, purchasing habits shifting –

U.K. consumers are eating more fish than they were almost four decades ago.

New Zealand successfully reduces Campylobacter rates – Food Safety News

The number of Campylobacter cases has dropped dramatically.


Animal safety

Policy on raw or undercooked animal-source protein in cat and dog diets – American Veterinary Medical Association

A new resolution from the AVMA discourages pet owners from feeding their animals foods with animal-source protein that hasn’t been fully cooked, such as meat and egg products. The concern? Transmitting pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella to pets and on to people.

New options for allergic dogs – Fully Vetted

This allergy season has been rough on our furry friends as well.

Alternative fiber sources for horses –

With the drought shriveling forage areas, it’s important to ensure horses get enough fiber.

Feed thefts spread swine fever in Russia –

The bags used to carry the pilfered feed may have spread a deadly viral disease between pig farms.

Pet ownership declines from 2006 to 2011 – Veterinary News

The economy has taken a toll on the number of pet-owning households.



Irrigation may help crops, but there are no guarantees – Midwest Producer

Irrigation might not be enough to save drought-stricken crops.

Check cornfields for Aspergillus ear rot – Farm Industry News

Certain strains of Aspergillus produce aflatoxin, a carcinogenic substance that can cause illness in livestock.

USDA reduces 2012 corn, soybean and hay production forecasts – Dairy Business

Corn, soybean and hay production forecasts were cut to reflect the effects of the drought.

Feed prices expected to rise for Trinidad and Tobago poultry –

Other areas of the world are feeling a ripple effect from the U.S. drought.


Life sciences

Scientists show copper facilitates prion disease –

Mice without a copper-carrying gene develop prion diseases later than those with the gene, new research shows.

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