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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.

Food safety

Neogen: Economic adulteration will proliferateFood Quality News

A tough economy factors in.

Q&A with Michael Taylor, Part I: The next FSMA rules and imports – Food Safety News

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor talked with Food Safety News about upcoming Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) rules.

EU agencies to advise on risks from phenylbutazone in horse meat – European Food Safety Authority

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) plans to issue advice in regard to phenylbutazone in horse meat by mid-April. Phenylbutazone, or bute, is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain and inflammation in nonfood animals. For more on the horse meat story and bute, click here.

Gluten goodbye: One-third of Americans say they’re trying to shun it – NPR’s The Salt

Almost 30 percent of adults surveyed said they’re cutting back on gluten. To put it in perspective, less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has celiac disease, which causes severe gastrointestinal issues when gluten is consumed.

Mango board drafts food safety road map – The Packer

The group discussed different ways to prevent foodborne illness.

Animal safety

Dairy farmers say daylight savings throws cows for a loop tooYork Daily Record

Pardon the pun, but it’s tough for people and animals to get moo-ving after daylight savings.

EPM-causing organisms widespread in U.S. horses (AAEP 2012) – The Horse

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is caused by protozoa.


U.S.: Korea increases DDGS importsAll About Feed

About 469,000 tons of the total 505,000 tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) Korea imported were from the U.S.

Biosecurity for the grains and oilseeds industry – Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

The new standards aim to help grain and oilseed growers protect their crops from pests and diseases.

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