Here are your 11-11 Monday links

Steak-on-Plate_blogDon’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’s ag minister warns of “thickening” of border over COOL – Food Safety News

It’s the latest in the ongoing battle over the U.S.’s country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law.

For more on COOL from Neogen blog, click here.

Marrow transplant for child with leukemia cures allergyScience News

A bone marrow transplant from a donor with no known peanut allergy seems to have also eliminated the child’s peanut allergy.

FSIS declares China’s poultry slaughter system not equivalent – Food Safety News

This means poultry slaughtered in China cannot be imported into the U.S.


Animal safety

WNV, EEE case totals creeping upwards – The Horse

West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis cases are increasing but numbers still are below last year’s figures.

Stress killed many cattle in blizzard, state says – Rapid City Journal

Many of the animals died of congestive heart failure related to stress from the Oct. 4 blizzard.

UC-Davis leads program to develop disease-resistant, heat-tolerant chickens –Poultry Times

Researchers hope to also slow the spread of Newcastle disease, which is devastating to poultry.



USDA forecasts record corn crop – Meat & Poultry

The new forecast is up 30 percent from last year.

Vilsack cites new report in latest call for a Farm Bill – Ag Professional

The report looks at shrinking populations in rural areas.

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