According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota is involved in two concurrent active multi-state foodborne Salmonella outbreaks.
Minnesotans who are not in the designated high-priority groups, including those 65 and older, may start to receive Covid-19 vaccines soon. This is due to the existence of some remnants from Health Care Providers in the State.
In part two of this Weekly Topic, we will discuss the tradeoffs of different ruminant systems, and steps toward a more productive approach to valuing those impacts.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) denied the listing of the Northwestern moose (Alces alces andersoni) as a federally protected species under the Endangered Species Act.
A recent study showed that bees are dying at an alarming rate not only in the United States but all over the world, leading to serious implications for global food security.
On September 20, 2019, the Japanese government said it will shift its policy and allow the vaccination of domestic pigs to try to curve the spread of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in the country. The virus re-emerged in September 2018 after 26 years of the country being considered free of the disease.
The emergence of new genomic technologies such as CRISPR, which allows targeted gene editing to a level never before possible, and the recent successes of companies such as Impossible and Beyond Meat, which have pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable and possible in the marketplace and to the consumer, indicates food production and consumption could be in the midst of a revolution.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Wisconsin Department of Health, and Minnesota Department of Health are investigating a Salmonella Infantis outbreak linked to Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable-dip trays.
The University of Minnesota and Dave Wright, DVM, produced a series of short videos to assist veterinarians and producers to identify and prepare for the possible introduction of Foreign Animal Disease (FAD). The goal of the videos are to supplement material provided by the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) website.
Since the Missouri legislature banned lab-grown products from using “meat” in their labels, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Wyoming have all followed suit. Montana will likely join if the governor signs the “Real Meat Act.”