Monday links

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Animal Science

FDA Research Helps Keep Pets and Humans Safe – FDA
How often does pet food make a cat or dog sick? Does your pet carry the harmful bacteria without showing any symptoms and, if so, for how long? And what precautions can you take to keep you and your family safe? New research explains.

West Nile Virus Vaccine in Horses – The Horse
West Nile virus first infected horses in 1999 with a case in New York. Since then, the United States has seen more cases of West Nile in horses as well as humans. The year 2012 was the most deadly for humans with 286 deaths nationwide.

Food Safety

Allergic at work is not allergic to work – Lexology
As the population with food allergies ages, the impact will spread to employers in the form of increasing numbers of requests for food allergy accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act which does not exclude food allergies.

How the ‘Internet of Things’ Will Impact Food Safety – Food Safety News
This is the year that the FDA begins rolling out key components of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the sweeping law meant to modernize the U.S. food safety system. And, as part of that legislation, FDA is requiring significantly more detailed monitoring and record-keeping on the part of food producers.


Is there a silver bullet to eliminate mycotoxins? – All About Feed
Mycotoxins are considered to be a major problem in the global poultry industry. It leads to more diseases and loss of performance. This white paper gives you a recap and looks into some of the major symptoms in poultry and other animal species.

Tips to Keep Stored Grain in Condition This Summer –
When grain is stored through summer, it takes a little bit more management to ensure grain stays in condition. Here are some tips to keep in mind. 


Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Make You Fail a Drug Test – Live Science
People who are exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke may even have detectable levels of the drug in their urine or blood, a new study finds.


Sadly, deep-fried coffee isn’t as crazy as it sounds – The Week
County fairs are always pushing the boundaries of things that are possible to deep fry, and at this year’s San Diego County Fair the buzzy item is deep-fried Starbucks coffee.

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