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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

Thousands of schools going without required number of inspectionsFood Safety News

There were an estimated 73,000 missed inspections from 2008-2011.

Record high Atlantic cod quota

One million tons? That’s a lot of fish.

Animal safety

AVMA objects again to pet prescription billVeterinary Practice News

The bill would require vets to give written prescriptions to pet owners, even if the owner plans to fill the prescription at the vet’s office.

A little plant research can save livesFully Vetted

Beware the sago palm.

CEM: An insidious and potentially pervasive disease –

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was found in the U.S. in 2008.

Prime minister joins campaign to save British bacon – The Pig Site

The campaign aims to boost demand for British pork products.

Vaccination stopped avian influenza in Mexico – The Poultry Site

An H7N3 outbreak that led to the deaths of more than 20 million chickens is under control thanks to vaccinations.

Mexico: Recovering egg production – The Poultry Site

Mexico’s egg industry is on the rebound following an outbreak of H7N3 flu among chickens.

Salmonella hadar outbreak likely over: CDC – Meat&

The outbreak was linked to live poultry.

Swine flu outbreak in Midwest prompts reminders about safety precautions at S.C. State Fair – Charlotte Observer

Officials give tips on how to prevent swine flu, following an outbreak in the Midwest linked to state fairs.


California expected to lose 100 dairy farms San Francisco Chronicle

High feed costs are forcing many California dairy farmers toward closure.

Drop of the crops sparks food price inflation fears – The Grocer

U.K. wheat production is down about 13 percent from last year.

Hay supplies limited, but more cuttings still possible in 2012 – Farm World

Hay prices are up, and supply is down.

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