Monday links

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Food Safety

FDA Finalizes Food Safety Rule on Food Transport – Food Processing The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a new food safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that […]

Winter is here: Time to protect your animals

With massive amounts of snow expected along the East Coast and cold winter temperatures creeping across the United States, several weather advisories and safety warnings have been issued over the course of the past few days. These advisories are not just reserved for the human population, however. In a recent article, one veterinarian explains the […]

The perfect pea?

A group of scientists at the John Innes Centre in the U.K. have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. Published in PLOS ONE, this study is important because peas and other legume seeds contain several proteins that stop nutrients from being fully absorbed in the intestines of not only […]

Monday links

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Agriculture

USDA analyzing effects of wild pigs on U.S. crops and livestock – Yahoo The USDA recently said it has started analyzing for the first time data it has collected on the impact […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

Salmonella-tainted cucumbers kill 2 people and sicken 339 others, CDC says – Los Angeles Times The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a total of 341 people were affected across […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

Could Feeding Livestock Hemp, Contaminate Food with Cannabis? – The Pig Site European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of […]

Americans spent $4.5 billion on pet healthcare products in 2013

New data released by the Animal Health Institute (AHI) estimates that Americans spent $7.5 billion on medicines for pets and livestock in 2013 — a figure essentially unchanged from 2012, not just adjusted for inflation.

According to the AHI news release, 60% of all known diseases are those that can pass between animals and humans, […]

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

New Year’s Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015 – The Horse Some of the most common resolutions people make each year focus on improving their health or maintaining a healthy […]

FDA releases report on antibiotic use in food-producing animals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its latest annual report summarizing the amount of antimicrobials sold or distributed in 2012 for use in food-producing animals. According to a recently published article in Drovers Cattle Network, below are the trends reflected in this year’s summary report:

A 16% increase was seen in the total […]

100 billion animal study: GM feed is safe

The practice of using genetically modified (GM) crops in livestock feed has been a controversy since the concept was introduced almost two decades ago. However, a recent study published in Journal of Animal Science found that GM feed does not have a negative effect on the animals, and that they are about as nutritionally equivalent […]