FSA reports second wave of species identification test results

Additional results have come in under a United Kingdom-wide testing program for horse meat in beef products.

So far, more than 99 percent (or 3,599 samples) of samples tested contained no horse DNA “at or above the level of 1 percent.” Less than 1 percent (35 results) of samples tested contained horse DNA at or […]

FSA, industry to implement additional species identification testing program

Food businesses that sell beef products must now test their goods to ensure they don’t contain horse or swine DNA as part of a new program, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced.

The decision comes on the heels of the discovery of horse and swine DNA in beef products in the U.K. […]

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Food safety

Poultry vaccinations credited for U.K.’s big drop in Salmonella – Food Safety News

Just how big of a drop? Lab-confirmed cases fell from roughly 18,000 in 1993 to just […]

Species identification makes headlines

In recent days, species identification testing has hit front pages around the globe.

Following routine tests in Ireland, officials found 10 out of 27 beef burgers tested contained horse DNA and 23 of the 27 contained pig DNA. The investigation was part of a probe into meat authenticity, according to Time.

There is no risk […]

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Corporate

Neogen acquires Scidera Genomics – Neogen

Neogen’s genomics family has gotten bigger with the addition of the Davis, Calif. based animal genomics company.

Food safety

Chinese cities tighten food safety […]

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Food safety

OMB reports asks Congress to avoid sequestration – Food Safety News

With potentially massive budget cuts looming across the board, including food regulatory agencies, the White House Office of […]

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Agriculture

Wheat falls on rain, weather focus turns to Midwest

The weather takes a toll on wheat futures.

New microloan proposal helps small farmers avoid high-interest credit card and personal loans

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