Are you one of the many people that are concerned you’ve gotten sick as a result of Dole’s recent Listeria contamination? If so, Dole Food Company has created a toll-free consumer line to respond to questions about the multi-state contamination of bagged salad that has triggered infections from Listeria.
Vietnamese negotiators have been calling a program to transfer regulation of the U.S. catfish industry from the FDA to the more stringent USDA a non-tariff trade barrier to Vietnamese seafood imports, while U.S. catfish farmers are worried that the ongoing talks regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership could result in changes to the program that would make it less effective. But despite objections from Vietnamese negotiators, U.S. officials are holding firm on the plan to go forward with the program as it is written.
I love my dog Tyson, an 80-pound German Shepherd/Great Dane mix. I scrutinized the nutritional labels of his food on the supermarket shelves, trying to make the best decision. Would he prefer a lamb and rice formula, or maybe chicken and sweet potatoes? What meat protein is in this food, and how much? And when one of my cats, an American Short Hair named Tater Tot, experienced digestive issues, I searched for a formula that has easily-digestible, low-fat poultry proteins. However, it turns out that the nutritional labels on our pet food and treats might not be telling the whole story.
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In the past on this blog, we’ve talked a lot about using molecular testing to look for things like food borne pathogens and for verifying species ID. But point-of-need based Real-Time PCR is a powerful technology that can be used in a multitude of additional areas ranging from human health to forensics. And did you know that it can also be used in the fight against corrosion?!?