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  • Waste incinerator impacts monitored via milk and vegetable quality

    Emissions from well-regulated household waste incinerators do not reduce the quality of vegetables and milk produced nearby, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers found that levels of certain contaminants were similar whether vegetables and milk came from the area surrounding three incinerators, or from elsewhere in the Netherlands. They say biomonitoring programmes could offer a way to increase ...

  • Milk Cliff Averted, iPhones Step in for Manure Management Regulatory Cleanup

    With the “Milk Cliff” precipice safely in the rear view mirror, dairy farmers nationwide are now turning their attention back to an increasingly deep pool of regulations governing the management of animal waste. Agriculture is cited as a major contributor of nutrient load in water bodies ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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, ...

  • Vigilance needed to ensure safe infant food

    WHO and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are urging affected countries to ensure safe feeding of millions of infants following the ongoing melamine-contaminated milk crisis in China. The two agencies also call on countries to be alert to the possible spread of melamine-contaminated dairy products. 'While breastfeeding is the ideal way of providing infants with the nutrients they ...

  • UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

    A new biological treatment could help dairy cattle stave off uterine diseases and eventually may help improve food safety for humans, a University of Florida study shows. Kwang Cheol Jeong, an assistant professor in animal sciences and UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, examined cattle uterine illnesses because they can make cows infertile, lower milk production and because those maladies ...

  • 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.

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    By Specac Limited

  • 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.

  • EMSL Analytical expands food allergen and mycotoxin testing capabilities

    An allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a substance. People and pets can be allergic to almost any substance. However, there are common allergens that a high percentage of allergy sufferers react to when exposed. According to published medical reports one out of every five Americans suffers from allergies. These range from mold, pet dander and pollen allergies to food allergies. According ...


  • Listeria Testing Laboratory Helps Companies Prevent Costly Recalls

    Last week, a Chicago-based company announced the recall of over 8,000 packages of smoked salmon due to Listeria contamination fears.  That recall followed one earlier in the month by a California-based company that announced similar Listeria concerns in packaged 5 and 7-layer dips.  Also announced this month was the recall of thousands of pounds of Canadian ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • International experts limit Melamine levels in food

    An international food safety body has set new rules on preparing bagged salads and said the chemical melamine that tainted Chinese milk is acceptable only in tiny amounts in infant formula and food. The maximum amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula is 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in other foods and animal feed is 2.5 mg/kg, according to new rulings from the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Organic dairy farmer albert straus speaks out against USDA’s decision on GM alfalfa

    As an organic farmer, I protest the USDA’s recent decision to approve the unregulated planting of genetically modified alfalfa. This is a ruling that seriously jeopardizes the integrity of the organic food chain, and could cause irreparable harm to organic farmers by ruining our ability to supply organic dairy foods to customers. I believe that allowing genetically modified alfalfa to be ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Aflatoxin Testing Using LC/MS/MS Offered by Columbia Analytical

    KELSO, Wash - Columbia Analytical Services announces their analysis of the B1, B2 and G1, G2 aflatoxins via liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy/mass spectroscopy (LC/MS/MS). Aflatoxins are potent natural carcinogens produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus. These fungi are known to grow on nuts, spices, milk, ...


  • Two heads are better than one

    A Verderflex Smart F30 tube pump has delivered many benefits to the Hungarian ice cream manufacturer Magic Ice. Including substantially increased productivity because the pump can accommodate several pump heads allowing the company’s production to be doubled. Currently Magic Ice has a twin head Verderflex Smart F30 on their production line but the pump can easily be expanded up to four ...

  • 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 ...

  • Salmonella Outbreak has Illinois Residents on Edge

    This weekend it was reported that 13 people across Illinois have been confirmed to have contracted salmonellosis.  The infected people reside in Kane, DuPage and Cook counties and one from Minnesota.  Nine of the thirteen cases ate at a specific restaurant in St. Charles.   Salmonellosis is an infection caused by bacteria known as Salmonella. According to the CDC, every ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Walmart Pulls Powdered Infant Formula from Stores after Boy’s Death

    After the death of a newborn Missouri boy who consumed Enfamil Newborn powdered infant formula, Walmart pulled the product from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide. Health officials believe that the boy died from a rare infection caused by the bacterium Cronobacter (Enterobacter) sakazakii, which may have contaminated the formula. The manufacturer of the formula, Mead Johnson Nutrition, says ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia

    International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood." The fight pits hardscrabble, traditional organic growers mostly in Bolivia's semi-arid highlands against upstart Peruvian agribusinesses concentrated on the Pacific coast that include heavy pesticide users. Peru is ...


    By Associated Press

  • NRDC Sues EPA to Block New Pesticide That Threatens Monarch Butterflies, Human Health

    The Natural Resources Defense Council today filed suit to block the use of a powerful, newly approved weed killer that will wreak further destruction on monarch butterfly populations already devastated by agricultural chemicals and poses risks to human health. The suit was filed in the D.C. Circuit court immediately after the Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of “Enlist ...

  • Countries need better science to win trade disputes

    With disputes about the quality of exports on the rise, developing countries need to boost scientific capacity to win claims, says Joel D. Adriano. In today's highly competitive global economy, science has a crucial role to play in commerce. Traditionally it has driven the technologies used in the industrial production of everything from mobile phones to pharmaceuticals. More recently, it ...


    By SciDev.Net

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