Neogen’s NeoSeek™ for STEC receives AOAC validation

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced AOAC has validated NeoSeek™ for STEC, a proprietary testing platform that determines the genetic composition of bacteria in a food sample. The newly validated test detects and identifies seven Shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STEC) known to cause severe human illness.

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Sequencing: The answer to a safer food supply worldwide

Sequencing, a useful DNA technology for organism characterization, has received additional recognition as an effective method to identify and subtype food pathogens.

Last month, a peer-reviewed article about the different methods for Salmonella characterization highlighted sequencing as a solid approach to identifying the pathogen.

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Science: Research opens windows for Listeria antibiotic treatment

Listeriosis, or infection with the foodborne pathogen Listeria, affects nearly 1,600 people each year in the U.S. alone. Most cases pass after a few days either without treatment or with an antibiotic like ampicillin. However, a recent discovery may have opened up a powerful antibiotic as a treatment option, possibly changing the way we handle […]