Monday links: Copper, conference calls and drought

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.



Neogen’s year-end conference call

Our year-end conference call begins at 11 a.m. (Eastern), July 24.


Food safety

Study: Copper kills Salmonella, other microbes – Food Safety News

Salmonella just isn’t into this shiny metal.

Oral immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for egg allergy – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

There may be hope for treating severe egg allergies in kids.

Global food security index – DuPont

Need a break? Check out this interactive map of world food security based on affordability, availability, and quality and safety.

Q&A with Al Almanza: FSIS redesigns data system for public health – Food Safety News

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s Al Almanza discusses the new Public Health Information System and how it’s going to change access to plant inspection data.

New food safety law norms to be effective from August 4 – The Times of India

New food safety regulations and licensing procedures soon will go into effect in India.

Federal food safety program spared – for now – MSNBC

Funding was slated to be cut from the Microbiological Data Program but the USDA has decided to keep it running through December.

Families, health advocates urge Obama to act on food safety – CNBC

Consumer groups and families of those who have died from foodborne illness have called for the release of rules stemming from the Food Safety Modernization Act.


Animal safety

Belmont winner Union Rags retired with suspensory injury –

The injury was detected last week.

Heart disease in pets: It’s not always heartbreaking – Fully Vetted

Fully Vetted’s Dr. Jennifer Coates breaks down what you need to know about heart disease in our furry friends.



Weekly mycotoxin update — Neogen

Neogen’s Milling and Grain division breaks down how the drought is affecting mycotoxin rates.

Kyrgyzstan on the verge of catastrophic feed shortage –

The country could lose between 50 and 70 percent of its crops following a rough bout of hot weather.

From the field – tweets from #drought12 –Eatocracy

CNN’s food blog rounds up some of the most telling tweets from this year’s drought.

Overheated cows in region are producing less milk – The Democrat and Chronicle

New York cows also are feeling stress from the heat.



One million genomic datasets – The Scientist

That’s a lot of genes.

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