This holiday season: No raw cookie dough, and no raw hamburger

We go over it every year. When you make cookie dough for your holiday cookies, wait until you’ve baked it before eating.

We know, we know. Cookie dough is delicious. Delicious, but dangerous. A number of ingredients can cause foodborne illness. Raw eggs are associated with Salmonella, and raw flour, which is usually not processed […]

Bond, James Bond, and Food Defense

Most people would agree that British author Ian Fleming was a great writer, but few would probably expect his work to touch on protecting the food supply.

In the tenth book of his James Bond series, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” Fleming has secret agent James Bond addressing Food Defense — one of three “Food”-based […]

Your nasty, disgusting, no good kitchen sponge

Have you made a few extremely unpleasant trips to the bathroom recently, all the while doing something like cursing your weird Uncle Dan’s ill-advised first attempt at steak tartare?

Well, it’s probably never a good idea to trust a weird uncle’s first attempt at a raw meat recipe, but there is something in most of […]

Your nasty, disgusting, no good kitchen sponge

Have you made a few extremely unpleasant trips to the bathroom recently, all the while doing something like cursing your weird Uncle Dan’s ill-advised first attempt at steak tartare?

Well, it’s probably never a good idea to trust a weird uncle’s first attempt at a raw meat recipe, but there is something in most of […]

Revenge of the plants: Rise of the chemical defenses

Recent research has shown that plants may have the ability to communicate with one another, warning other nearby plants of incoming threats. Research from the University of Missouri’s Bond Life Service Center adds one more element to plant communication: listening.

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Top 30 facts of ice cream

July is celebrated as National Ice Cream Month across the United States. Apart from enjoying the creamy delicacy all month (and year) long, Neogen has been doing a daily ice cream fact of the day for this celebrated holiday. In honor of all the ice cream cones, sundaes and cakes out there in the world, […]

These 26 foods have required place settings

One of the major goals of food labeling is to make it accurate, easy to understand and not misleading for consumers. That is just one of the jobs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)—and there are more food labels than you may think that are under regulation.

Specifically for […]

Start off your week with the Monday Links

Another Monday, another Monday Links! Bringing you the latest news in the food and animal safety industries and more, the Monday Links are your go-to source for information. What’s going on in the world? Read on to find out.

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Is cooking food in the dishwasher considered safe?

I am pretty addicted to cooking shows, which is kind of ironic considering I have only mastered two recipes (homemade macaroni and cheese and dragon noodles). If you were to ever turn on my TV, or pay attention to my OnDemand habits, it’s all about food, food, food and more food. But in all that […]

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 […]