Making the most of Monday with the links

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

FSIS asks researchers to focus on key food safety issues – Food Safety News

The agency has updated its list of study priorities, including Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

USDA […]

Report: Japan to lessen restrictions on U.S. beef

Japan is slated to reduce import restrictions on U.S. beef next year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Once Japan’s health ministry receives approval from Japan’s Food Safety Commission, the ministry will increase the age limit on U.S. beef from 20 months to 30 months and younger, according to the article.

The limits originally were imposed to […]

Monday links: ANSR, paralytic shellfish poisoning and cattle genetics

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Corporate

Neogen launches ANSRTM for Listeria – Neogen

ANSR for Listeria is the newest test for our revolutionary molecular pathogen platform. The new test can definitively detect Listeria spp. after only […]

It’s that time again: Monday morning links

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.

USDA to trace beef contaminated with E. coli back to source

The USDA is stepping up the timeline for tracing products related to E. coli outbreaks.

To read the […]

Two farms quarantined, offspring of BSE infected cow tested

Federal investigators have quarantined two farms associated with a dairy cow that presented the U.S.’ fourth confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease) last week.

The central California farm where the nearly 11 year old dairy cow lived has been quarantined since the confirmation of BSE on April 24. Another farm […]

USDA releases new information about confirmed BSE case in California

A dairy cow that tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as mad cow disease) earlier this week was euthanized after it developed lameness, according to the USDA.

In a statement released yesterday, the agency gave further details about the cow and the circumstances surrounding the positive BSE test.

Here are the latest […]

Investigators search for additional cases of BSE, USDA reaffirms safety of food supply

State and federal officials have increased testing in the central California area where the U.S.’ fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed earlier this week.

The infected dairy cow’s herd and others in the area are undergoing testing for the disease, also known as mad cow, including the animal’s offspring and cattle that […]

USDA confirms fourth case of “mad cow disease” in the U.S.

The U.S. officially has its fourth ever confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease.

The USDA confirmed the case today. The infected animal was a dairy cow from Central California, according to a press release from the USDA. BSE cannot be transmitted via milk.

The cow was never meant […]

GeneSeek founders bring home prestigious award

The founders of Neogen’s GeneSeek subsidiary took home a top prize last night.

Abraham Oommen and Daniel Pomp were awarded the 2012 Governor’s Bioscience award, which honors those who make a large contribution to bioscience in Nebraska.

GeneSeek was founded in 1998 to provide high throughput genetic screening, and gene discovery and characterization services for […]