Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 26, 2019

This week’s edition of Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report includes new mycotoxin reports, updates of corn development, and a new Tony’s tech tip about dilution protocols. [ More … ]

Neogen’s NeoSeek™ for STEC receives AOAC validation

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced AOAC has validated NeoSeek for STEC, a proprietary testing platform that determines the genetic composition of bacteria in a food sample. The newly validated test detects and identifies seven Shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STEC) known to cause severe human illness. [ More … ]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 19, 2019

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report brings more reports of DON, updates of corn development, and more tech tips on mycotoxin reference material from Neogen’s expert Tony Lupo. Watch the video here.

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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 … ]