dairy laboratory News

  • Experts appointed to judges` panel for U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

    The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, today announced the blue-ribbon judging panel for the second annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships for their contributions to healthy ...

  • Vi-COR(R) Responds to Dairy Farm Needs With Innovative Yeast Culture Products and Services

    MASON CITY, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- June is National Dairy Month, an honorary observance that resonates strongly with Vi-COR®, a manufacturer of yeast culture products for swine, poultry and dairy feed. Dairy farms represent the largest percentage of ...


  • Italy to withdraw tainted cheese

    The Italian Minister of Health today assured the European Commission that the Italian authorities are taking further measures to prevent the entrance into the EU market of dairy products containing higher than the permissible levels of dioxin, following the incident with dioxin-contaminated mozzarella cheese in the region of Campania. The Commission has been informed that controls in Campania ...


    By European Commission

  • How to improve milk collection and milk

    Collection of milk from farmer to dairy is done in many different ways in Europe. One should think that collection of milk is pretty straightforward but in reality there are different ways of doing the job depending on traditions, sizes of the farms, level of automation etc. Most dairies will surely agree on the importance of receiving milk of a certain quality and that the cost of collecting the ...


    By Poul Tarp A/S

  • Charm Sciences ROSA Quantitative Aflatoxin M1 Test Validated by ILVO-T&V Belgium

    A report validating the Charm MRLAFMQ test for the detection of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) at the European Maximum Limit (EU ML) of 50 part per trillion (ppt) was issued today by the Belgium National Reference Laboratory, ILVO T&V, under the direction of Dr. Wim Reybroeck. The MRLAFMQ test is the only rapid, 15 minute, lateral flow screening method that is third party verified to detect AFM1 at the ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • IRMM-359: New CRM for bacterial enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese

    The JRC has developed and released the first CRMs for testing whether a naturally-occurring toxin, enterotoxin A (SEA), is present in cheese. The new CRMs will improve the reliability of measuring SEA in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels. This work was performed in close collaboration with the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Coagulase-Positive Staphylococci, hosted by the French ...

  • Detecting melamine in food: World`s labs are ready and able

    According to a worldwide study by the EC's Joint Research Centre, the majority of laboratories tested are able to accurately measure levels of the harmful substance melamine in food. The Joint Research Centre was requested to perform the study by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers in the wake of the Chinese tainted milk scandal in 2008. Dr. Alejandro Herrero, ...

  • Governments Invest in New Equipment to Ensure Ongoing Safety and Quality of Manitoba Milk

    Investments in new equipment designed to provide a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of locally-produced milk will ensure Manitobans can continue to have a high level of confidence in the safety and quality of their dairy products, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. Governments are providing ...

  • New reference materials to detect oxytetracycline in milk

    JRC-IRMM has released two new reference materials which will enable food-testing laboratories to reliably detect and quantify oxytetracycline in milk. Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and highly effective against many pathogenic bacteria and widely used in lactating and non-lactating dairy cattle for treatment of bacterial infections such as enteritis, pneumonia, and diphtheria. ...

  • Linking animal and human probiotics research in Brazil

    Between May 16th and 18th, UNICAMP (University of Campinas) hold the International Workshop on Advances of Probiotics for Food and Veterinary Applications, in Brazil. The event was organized by the LLPP (Laboratory of Dairy Products, Probiotics and Prebiotics) of the FCA (Applied Science College) and by the LMQA (Food Quantitative Microbiology Laboratory) of FEA (Food Engineering College), ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • NREL picks 20 leaders for National Executive Education Program

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 20 national leaders to participate in its 2010 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), a premier leadership program focused on educating business, community and government leaders about clean energy solutions. The 5-month program gives executive decision-makers throughout the United States ...

  • Drug Resistant Bacteria Found in Nation’s Meat and Poultry

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 2nd, 2011 Last month it was reported that a new study discovered that the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, is found widely in the nation’s meat and poultry.  The study found that 47% of the 136 samples taken from 26 retail stores in 5 cities across the nation were contaminated with S. aureus. It also reported that 52% of the bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Aflatoxin Food Safety Scandal in China Widens to Include Oil

    The Chinese government has recalled cooking oil products that were made by three separate companies after discovering high levels of aflatoxin, according to AFP. This latest food safety scandal has raised public outcry, as it closely follows the news that milk from the country’s leading dairy firm, Mengniu, was tainted with aflatoxin as well.   Aflatoxin is a potentially lethal ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ISO standards contribute to meeting World Food Day 2008 challenge

    World Food Day 2008 addresses what has been categorized by many as one of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change and its impact on food security. ISO has here an important contribution to make, not only through its numerous International Standards on food related issues, but also through standards that help quantify and mitigate climate change. World Food Day is organized by the ...

  • Senegal nears first victory in war on tsetse fly

    A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for complete eradication. "Since the project started, there is already less disease. It has not only reduced the tsetse but also ticks, which cause lots of other diseases in the area. We have noticed ...

  • Have You Ever Wondered if What you Were Eating is What You Purchased?

    EMSL Analytical provides food authenticity testing to confirm food products are what they claim to be. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 2nd, 2010 Earlier this year students at a New York City’s Trinity High School began a science project to test food items to determine if they were actually what the food labels claimed them to be.  Working with scientists from the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Nutrient Management Plans: A Study in Cause and Effect

    It seems practical on the surface. Nutrient management plans (NMPs) should supply plants with ideal amounts of nutrients, minimize runoff, and maintain or even improve the soil condition. And the farmer behind the plan would work with a set of conservation practices designed to reduce harmful pollutants while still obtaining optimal crop yields. However, many U.S. Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) ...

  • Research to restore the fertility of earth`s soils

    In keynote addresses at the FAO Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 28 and April 29, 2009, soil fertility experts from the Nutrition Security Institute, (NSI) a non-profit organization located in Bellevue, Washington, presented advances and understandings in biotic soil fertility as a proven solution to the serious problems facing global agriculture. Their dual ...

  • UL Global Study Reveals Critical Influences on the Creation and Consumption of Products

      NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety, has developed the first of what will become an annual global study examining the role of perceptions on how and where products are made, sold, bought and consumed. The new study, "Navigating ...


    By UL LLC

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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