Science: Use therMOMeter to keep dad safe on Sunday

With Father’s Day around the corner, many will see charcoal smoke wafting through their neighborhoods as families come together around the grill in celebration of dad. However, grilling outdoors doesn’t mean food safety rules stay inside, Carla Haley-Hadley, Miller County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said in a recent […]

Restaurant industry scrambles to deal with rising egg prices

Egg prices in supermarkets across various parts of the country have tripled as the largest outbreak of avian influenza to ever hit the U.S. has now spread to 21 states, infecting 298 total sites. This is resulting in a carton of 12 extra-large eggs that used to cost 99 cents, now hitting the $3.00 range, […]

Neogen launches AccuPoint Advanced

Neogen has released an enhanced version of its popular AccuPoint® ATP Hygiene Monitoring System that makes the product the most sensitive and consistent hygiene monitoring test system available.

Neogen’s new AccuPoint Advanced ATP Hygiene Monitoring System features samplers with new technology to more consistently collect any potential residues left behind after sanitation efforts; an enhanced […]

Neogen acquires India food safety company

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Sterling Test House, a leading commercial food testing laboratory based in southwest India, and that the acquired laboratory will serve as a base for the company’s new operations in India.

Sterling Test House was incorporated in 1990, and its business has grown […]

Study: Campylobacter found on 73% of UK Chicken

After a year-long program of testing fresh chickens at supermarkets and butchers in Europe, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is reporting that 73% of the poultry they tested was positive for Campylobacter, a potentially lethal foodborne pathogen.

A recent article reports that more than 4,000 samples of fresh, whole, chilled chickens were collected for testing […]

Study links asthma to peanut allergy

A new study suggests that children who have asthma may not realize they also have a peanut allergy, since symptoms for both conditions — including shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing — are so similar.

According to a recent article, the study looked at the records of 1,500 children from the pediatric respiratory clinic at […]

New food safety measures hope to decrease foodborne illness outbreaks

Food safety has been on the minds of many political officials lately as a final ruling regarding mechanically tenderized beef was made this week, along with the introduction of two new food safety bills that have the potential to strengthen the federal food safety system.

First, after three years of debate, the U.S. Department of […]

Infographic: Food Allergy Awareness Month

May marks Food Allergy Awareness Month and Neogen has developed the below infographic to help you understand the basics of food allergies, which currently affects 1 in every 13 children. Neogen offers screening and quantitative food allergen test kits to detect all major food allergens. For more information,

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New technology tracks Listeria through DNA sequencing

Genetic epidemiology is changing the detection of foodborne illnesses, according to a new study performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in which researchers have sequenced the DNA of every Listeria sample tied to an illness in the United States—about 800 per year.

The new detection method can identify gaps in […]

Food safety: an urban farming priority

The growing popularity of urban farming has demonstrated that growing safe, nutritious food can be achieved equally in an urban environment just as it can in a more traditional rural setting. Along with this, the same food safety issues affect all farms regardless of the type of area they located in. However, the growing occurrence […]