Good morning! Time to get caught up 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

Food Safety Modernization Act: A view from elsewhereFood Safety Magazine

The U.S.’ sweeping food safety law, as viewed from Canada.

FDA publishes a draft risk assessment of listeriosis from soft-ripened cheeseCFSAN

The risk of Listeria infection is 50 to 160 times higher with soft-ripened cheese made from raw milk than cheese made from pasteurized milk, according to a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada.

White House: Sequestration would mean big cuts to food safety inspections – Food Safety News

Should the cuts go into effect, FDA would be forced to conduct 2,100 fewer inspections domestically and abroad, according to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.

Botulism in homemade hooch sickened 12 Arizona inmates last year – Food Safety News

The suspected source of the botulism? Prison-made alcohol made from fermented baked potatoes.

Animal safety

Biosecurity for Canadian dairy farms national standard releasedCanadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

The new standard focuses on animal movement, health, sanitation and personnel and equipment.

Breeding soundness evaluations: A sound decisionProgressive Cattleman

Neogen’s Dr. Jim Little explains why proper breeding soundness exams are vital for cattle operations.

Horse vaccines: A case study – Fully Vetted

It’s all about prevention.

Implementation of FSIS’s Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection rule: What it means for the poultry industry – The Poultry Site

Big changes are coming to the poultry industry.

CattleFax projections include decline in beef supply, rising prices in 2013 – Beef Magazine

With a smaller cattle herd and exports increasing to Japan, prices are estimated to rise about 2.5 percent.

Dog bites man – a lot – Arizona Star

Most times humans are to blame.

Bhutan reports HPAI in Sarpang – The Poultry Site

So far, 76 birds have died of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), with more than 800 being culled to prevent the spread of the disease in Bhutan.


Fayette County agriculture tied to 1 in 9 jobs, $2.4 billion in revenue, study findsLexington Herald-Leader

A sizable portion of the revenue is derived from the horse racing industry.


Fall in paracetamol deaths “linked to pack limits”BBC

A new study shows “initial benefits” in reducing the pack size of the painkiller, but still is looking at the long term effects.

Australian sport rocked by doping inquiry – BBC News

The findings are part of an ongoing investigation.


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