UK introduces new regulations on food allergen labeling

Earlier this week new European legislation went into effect that requires food producers to make changes to their pre-packaged food labels so they emphasize 14 different allergens if they are used as ingredients. These changes will provide allergen information in a clearer and more consistent way, making it easier for consumers to make safer food […]

Court: FDA need not review low-dose antibiotic use in animals

The votes are in from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York about the use of antibiotics in animals. In what is being called a “big blow to public health,” the 2–1 ruling says that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required to “hold hearings concerning the safety of […]

Start off your week with the Monday Links

Each week, we like to bring you the Monday Links — your go-to source for everything in the food and animal industry and beyond. At Neogen, we work to bring you the biggest and breaking news stories from around the world. What’s happening this week? Read on to find out.


European Union prepares for changes to food labels

On the heels of proposed changes to U.S. food labels from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes changes to the European Union (EU) food regulations.

The changes aren’t new regulations, but requirements of laws that are going to finally come into effect this year. EU Regulation 1169/2011, was originally proposed in late January 2008, […]

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 […]

Agriculture appropriations bills move through subcommittees

Last week, the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Related Agencies met to markup their respective agriculture appropriations bills.

The bill would include $1 billion for the


Top 6 things to know for food and animal safety

In our first full week of May, plenty is happening in the food and animal safety worlds — we wanted to bring all of the news to you in one place. What is being discussed around Neogen this morning? What news stories have caught our interest? Read on to find out:


Tox Wednesday: Cannabinoids

Pot, hash, skunk, weed, mary-jane, ganja … a rose by any other name would smell, well, pretty much the same. Anyone who has ever been in a forensic laboratory when police bring in a haul of cannabis plants, or walked past certain student dorms will know the distinct smell of the plant. But what […]

Senator introduces Safe Meat and Poultry Act

A new bill aims to create mandatory pathogen reduction standards and improve consumer notification of recalls.

The bill, called the Safe Meat and Poultry Act, was introduced in last Friday by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York. Gillibrand is the chair of the Agriculture Committee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security.


Court halts further FSMA deadline extensions

A northern California District Court judge has ruled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may not extend Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) deadlines further.

The August 13 ruling is part of a lawsuit filed by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) against the FDA over FSMA policy deadlines the agency has missed. Congress had ordered […]