Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Infographic: Sunburn and Horses – The Horse Sun damage is a serious problem for some horses. It causes severe, painful blistering around sensitive areas, such as the eyes, muzzle, and […]

Don’t rely on the luck of the Irish to guarantee food safety

While a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage may bring you the “luck of the Irish,” on St. Patrick’s Day, you can’t rely on good luck to ensure that your meal is properly prepared and safe to eat. Instead, follow these tips provided by Food Safety News, to make sure that you and your […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Anthrax found in North Dakota – Bovine Veterinarian A case of anthrax in cattle has hit the state of North Dakota for the first time this year, a veterinarian confirmed last […]

Throwback Thursday: The Poison Squad

Knowingly dining on meals laced with chemicals like formaldehyde and questionable preservatives such as borax—now commonly used as a detergent—was just another typical day on the job for a group of 12 men referred to as the Poison Squad.

It was the late 1800s and while food in the U.S. was full of imitation and […]

New Salmonella standards coming for beef and poultry

The beef and poultry industry will soon see new performance standards for inspection procedures that aim to prevent illnesses relating to Salmonella, according to a recent article published in Food Safety News.

Planned to take effect within a year, these inspection procedures are being developed by the USDA’s Food Safety and inspection Service (FSIS) and […]

Top 10 food parasites

When many people think about properly preparing their food to help eliminate food safety risks, they are often worried about key pathogens, such as E. coli or Salmonella. These pathogens can be very dangerous—most of the illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths from food poisoning are caused by major pathogens.

But a new report from the World […]

Safety matters: Poultry

In the United Kingdom (UK) this week, we are celebrating Food Safety Week (June 16–22). This year, the annual awareness campaign is focused on the safety of raw chicken and foodborne pathogen risks from not storing, preparing or handling properly.

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Get in the know with the Monday Links

Only a few more days until we’re officially in summer! While we’re gearing up for a heat wave at headquarters in Lansing, Michigan, across the pond, we’re celebrating Food Safety Week 2014 in the United Kingdom (UK). We are also about to gather together for our International Sales Meeting later on this week. It’s safe […]

Report: As household budgets shrink, food safety risks increase

The economy’s effect on people’s pocketbooks may also indicate they’re more willing to eat risky leftovers, according to research from the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The report, “Food safety on a budget,” found that approximately 97 percent of those interviewed believed the cost of their usual grocery shopping trips had gone up “significantly” […]

The lasting impact of food poisoning

E. coli

Joint problems, ulcerative colitis, kidney failure, and diabetes can follow infection with certain foodborne pathogens.

Ummm… *gulp*

It’s terrifying to think about, but according to an article posted today on Scientific American, it’s possible.

Increasingly, scientists are finding that serious health problems can follow food poisoning. And it’s not just a couple […]