Got (genetically modified) milk?

Researchers in Ireland are coming close to creating a type of milk that is unlike anything currently on grocery store shelves today. It’s nutritious and delicious—and it is made completely animal free.

While milks made from plants and other proteins (soy, almond, rice, for instance) are currently available, there is one defining element that makes […]

Recover from the long weekend with the Monday links

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

Corporate

Neogen acquires SyrVet Incorporated – Neogen

Neogen’s animal safety offerings continue to grow.

 

Food safety

EFSA reports on Listeria levels in certain ready-to-eat foods – European Food Safety Authority […]

Certain types of chalk may trigger milk allergies

For kids with milk allergies, the old excuse “I’m allergic to school” may be rooted in some truth, according to new research.

Certain types of chalk used in schools may contain casein, a milk protein that often is used in low powder chalk. Inhaling casein-containing chalk dust can be dangerous for milk allergic kids as […]

Genetically modified calf may produce reduced allergenic milk

For children who suffer from milk allergies, new hope may rest in a calf born in New Zealand.

The tailless calf, which was conceived via cloning and genetic modification, produces milk that contains no detectable beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), one of the allergenic proteins in milk, according to CNN.

Approximately 2 to 3 percent of babies are […]

Happy October! Here are the first Monday links of a new month

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

Food safety

Cheese-smuggling ring is brought down in Canada – NPR

Charges may soon be filed against the “mozzarella mafia.”

Number of children sickened by suspected outbreak of foodborne vomiting virus […]

Mid-afternoon break: Ultrahigh temperature processing and milk

There’s a lot more to milk then just what’s floating your breakfast cereal.

We’re not talking facts such as milk coming from cows but rather how milk can stay shelf stable for so long. People don’t want to buy milk and have to throw it away the next day. So how, does milk stay good […]

Parents of allergic kids get ready for the new school year, raise awareness

Having food allergies is tough, especially for kids.

Just as difficult is getting ready for a new school year, where it’s more challenging for parents to control contact with allergens that could set off a potentially life-threatening reaction in their child.

About 6 to 8 percent of kids in the U.S. have a food allergy. […]

Study: Rates of severe reactions to food allergens in kids higher than previously indicated

Severe allergic reactions are more common in young kids than previously thought according to a study published yesterday.

Kids with milk and egg allergies suffer reactions to these foods more often than expected, while at the same time caregivers are hesitant to give epinephrine during reactions, which combats the symptoms of an allergic reaction, according […]

Special edition links: National Dairy Month

Check out our very special midweek links post just for National Dairy Month.

Dairy groups applaud U.S. –Russia trade legislation introduction – Dairy Herd Network

The U.S. soon could export dairy products to Russia, after legislation was introduced this week to extend the Permanent Normal Trade Relations to the country after it joins the World […]

Next week is Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 13 to 19 marks Food Allergy Awareness Week, which shines a light on food allergies and their implications.

An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from food allergies – about 4 percent of adults and 6 to 8 percent of children. Although more than 160 foods have been identified as containing naturally-occurring […]