Neogen licenses food safety data analytics platform from Corvium

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has signed a development and licensing agreement with Corvium, Inc., that will allow Neogen’s customers exclusive access to an enhanced version of Corvium’s award-winning CONTROL-PRO™ food risk intelligence platform.

To be marketed under the Neogen® Analytics brand, the innovative platform will enable Neogen customers to automate food safety workflows, and continuously monitor and analyze food risk data generated by the company’s food safety diagnostic products. [ More … ]

Avian flu in Taiwan

Disease outbreaks are not unique to the pork industry in the Asian continent. Over the last month, Taiwan’s poultry market has been hit by new highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.

After the eight avian flu cases reported between June and July, six new outbreaks of the highly contagious disease that affects birds have been reported in the Taiwanese region.

The cases, linked to the H5N2 virus variant, took place in five farms and a slaughterhouse between July 18 and 29 in Yunlin county, and the cities of Taipei and Changhua. Losses are estimated at 57,000 birds.

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Sequencing: The answer to a safer food supply worldwide

Sequencing, a useful DNA technology for organism characterization, has received additional recognition as an effective method to identify and subtype food pathogens.

Last month, a peer-reviewed article about the different methods for Salmonella characterization highlighted sequencing as a solid approach to identifying the pathogen. [ More … ]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 12, 2019

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report features more tech tips from Neogen’s Tony Lupo, first reports of aflatoxin and fumonisin in corn, and [ More … ]

Update: Reports of ASF in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe

African swine fever (ASF) is making its way into Eastern Europe.

Russian authorities have reported a new ASF outbreak in the region of Primorsk, next to the border with China, Reuters reported.

Last week, other sources reported an outbreak in Volgograd Oblast, in a backyard farm of 14 pigs — four of which died due to the contagious fever, according to the Russian veterinary authority. [ More … ]

Dietary restrictions solved on campus

The days of students figuring out allergen-free meals on certain college campuses might soon be over. Some universities in the U.S. are now offering allergen-free dining halls and other special facilities to their students with food restrictions.

Finding food alternatives on campus has always been a headache for those college students with dietary restrictions, especially when schools don’t offer many dining options. [ More … ]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 5, 2019

This week’s edition of our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report includes new reports of DON, more animal nutrition and managing mycotoxins tips from Alltech’s  John Winchell, and reports of winter wheat harvest hitting the three-quarters mark. Watch the video here. [ More … ]

Neogen awarded as the first recipient of the Wisconsin Water Alliance Business Spotlight

On July 24, the Wisconsin Water Alliance (WWA) announced Neogen as the first-ever recipient of its Business Spotlight.

This is a new initiative that the WWA uses to monthly recognize organizations that are engaged in the support, protection and advocacy of water resources in the state of Wisconsin. [ More … ]

AOAC approves Neogen’s Reveal® Q+ for DON

 Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) has received Performance TestedSM Method Certification from the AOAC Research Institute for its Reveal® Q+ for Deoxynivalenol (DON) test, which is designed for the rapid quantification of the mold toxin in grains.

The AOAC approval (No. 071901) follows the earlier verification of the test’s performance by the USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS). FGIS’s approval of Reveal Q+ for DON enabled the simple, fully quantitative lateral flow strip test to be used for testing in the national grain inspection system.

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Tox Tuesday: Hair drug testing reducing road deaths in Brazil

With traffic accidents the eighth largest cause of death in the world, road safety is a top priority for many governments worldwide.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 1.35 million deaths related to crashes every year, with approximately 45,000 of those deaths occurring in Brazil. The South American country makes the top five in the list of nations with the most traffic crashes, and one of the leading causes of these crashes is drivers driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). [ More … ]