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Food safety

A look back at food safety in Obama’s first termFood Safety News

From the Food Safety Modernization Act to the declaring of new adulterants, it’s been a busy few years for food safety.

Really? The claim: Hand sanitizer stops norovirus spread – New York Times

Hand washing trumps hand sanitizer when it comes to norovirus.

Animal safety

Market for pet fish, birds, small animals on the rebound, report finds Veterinary Practice News

The numbers are climbing again after taking a hit when the recession started.

Mules’ role as shedders in California EHV-1 outbreak –

Although there have been no reports of mules showing symptoms of equine herpesvirus-1, they still can shed the virus that causes illness in horses.


U.S./Russian deal opens doors for U.S. animal feed export –

Under a new agreement, the U.S. can now export animal feed and ingredients to all of Russia, so long as it doesn’t contain animal-derived components.

Agriculture sector grew by 2.9 percent in 2012 – The Poultry Site

The Philippines’ ag sector grew last year, including a record year for the corn harvest.

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