African swine fever hits entire Chinese mainland

China, a seeming ground zero for the ongoing African swine fever (ASF) epidemic, has now seen cases of the deadly porcine disease in all 31 of its mainland provinces, news that exacerbates the worries of producers around the world who are working to prevent the spread of the virus.

China produces roughly half (433 million […]

African swine fever continues at the forefront as Year of the Pig begins

This week we enter the Year of the Pig, according to the Lunar calendar — fitting, as issues concerning pigs and wild boars promise to be on the forefront many minds due to ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in many parts of the globe.

In China alone, nearly one million pigs have been […]

Internationally, swine industry works to prevent the spread of African swine fever

China, producer of nearly half of the world’s pork supply, is the latest country to be affected by an ongoing epidemic of African swine fever (ASF) virus.

The viral strain circulating China is believed to be Georgia 2007, named for the country and year it first appeared in. From Georgia, this strain spread through the […]

Robot-run restaurant kitchens prompt questions about man vs. machine

If you entered the newest restaurant in the chain Haidilao in Beijing, you might not feel like you’re stepping into the future. Everything seems typical at first — diners eating while servers mingle among tables, as expected — but behind the scenes, things get a bit more hi-tech.

Haidilao has set up a restaurant with […]

African swine fever spreads in Europe and Asia

African swine fever (ASF) crossed a new border last week as it entered Western Europe for the first time.

It’s been a tough year for ASF. An outbreak of the disease, which affects only pigs, began in Inner Mongolia during early August. Since then, 29 outbreaks have rocked China, which has culled nearly 40,000 pigs […]

Tox Tuesday: Carfentanil blacklisted in China

The United States is facing an increasingly tragic opioid epidemic. In December 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) released a report stating that over 33,000 people had died in 2015 due to opioid overdoses, an increase from the previous year. Of those deaths, 9,580 were because of synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl […]

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Food Safety

Top 10 food safety myths discussed during National Food Safety Month – High Plains Journal September is National Food Safety Month. About one in six Americans will get a foodborne illness […]

Join Neogen at CIFSQ 2015 — booth A17

Join Neogen at the Chinese International Food Safety & Quality Conference + Expo (CIFSQ 2015) from November 4-5, 2015 in Beijing.

Located at booth A17, Neogen representatives from our Chinese location will be available to discuss Neogen’s latest food safety and sanitation products including Reveal for Multi-Treenut and AccuPoint Advanced, Neogen’s new ATP hygiene monitoring […]

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Animal Science

Use of insects in animal feed seen as favorable by farmers, sector and consumers – PHYS.org The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products […]

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Animal Science

Is BVD in your herd? – Drovers Cattle Network Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected […]