Spring approaches but drought still holds on

Courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor

As we move toward spring, speculation on the drought – and when and if relief will come – is at the forefront of discussion.

Despite recent winter storms, including one that slammed 14 states with more than six inches of snow in the last week, the drought still […]

Catching up on the news with the Monday links

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Food safety

FDA seeks comments on IFT report on product tracing pilots – CFSAN constituent update

Comments on the study, which investigated ways to effectively and quickly track food, are due […]

Happy Monday! Here are your weekly links

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Ayrshire testing firm leads safety checks against horse meat – Ayrshire Post

Neogen’s horse species identification test gets a news mention.

Neogen launches gliadin and sesame tests in Reveal […]

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New country-of-origin labeling regulations: No new law – Food Safety News

U.S. officials hope to amend its country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law while still complying with a World Trade Organization […]

With production down, beef prices may increase

A smaller U.S. cattle herd may mean higher prices at the grocery store in the coming years.

Producers have reduced herd sizes in the past two years, largely in response to drought (read: increased feed costs), Lee Schulz, an Iowa State University extension and outreach specialist, told The Gazette.

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New week, new stories: The Monday links

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ANSR™ for Salmonella receives added AOAC matrix approvals – Neogen

The extension expanded the matrices ANSR for Salmonella was approved for to include soy flour, cocoa powder, peanut butter, […]

Winter testing for mycotoxins

By Pat Frasco

Sales director, milling and grain

Neogen

Harvest is over and crops such as corn are out of the fields and stored, but this doesn’t mean it’s time to drop our guard when it comes to mycotoxins.

It’s been a rough year for producers throughout the U.S., who have […]

Almost 600 counties designated as disaster zones following drought

Courtesy of the Farm Service Agency.

Last summer’s drought continues to impact hundreds of counties throughout the U.S.

On Wednesday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack designated 597 counties in 14 states as “primary natural disaster areas” because of drought and heat. All of the designated counties have shown a D2 (drought severe) drought intensity […]

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Two year anniversary of FSMA marked with release of two key rules – Neogen Blog

The big news came Friday, when the U.S. government announced two major rules stemming […]

Get up to speed for 2013 with the belated Monday links

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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 […]