It’s that time again: Monday morning 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.

USDA to trace beef contaminated with E. coli back to source                              

The USDA is stepping up the timeline for tracing products related to E. coli outbreaks.

To read the USDA’s press release, click here.

Microbiological data program ignored in budget process

The USDA is set to eliminate funding for a small fruit and vegetable testing entity that gathers data on foodborne pathogens.

Report: Chronic disease grows with pets’ waists

Time to put Fido on a fitness program.

Salmonella sushi outbreak cases jump to 258

Confirmed cases of Salmonella linked to the outbreak have been reported nationwide.

Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another heading for second leg of Triple Crown

His next stop? The Preakness Stakes.

27 suspected with E. coli O157 in New Brunswick; 8 hospitalized

Officials are investigating the source of the outbreak.

Clean animals result in fewer E. coli – Norwegian Ph. D research

Time to bust out the soap.

Untreated tuna scrap may make sushi risky fare

Marion Nestle, a nutrition and public policy expert, examines the tuna scrape Salmonella outbreak.

Senate Ag adopts farm bill markups

The Farm Bill is set to reduce the deficit by $24.7 billion through the next decade, while strengthening certain programs and cracking down on abuse in others, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Michigan’s agriculture future is a bright spot in the economy

Good news for the Mitten State.

Atypical BSE has never led to human vCJD – but could it?

An in-depth look at atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The Vilsacks may disagree on USDA plan to revamp poultry inspection

This won’t come up in dinner conversation.

Rare Salmonella paratyphi outbreak linked to unpasteurized tempeh

Officials are trying to track down the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 50 people.

FAO forecasts rise in poultry production, trade

Poultry production is expected to increase following demand from Asia.


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