Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has had a dramatic impact on the U.S. swine industry since it first appeared in the United States in 2013. By some estimates, PEDv has cost over $1.8 billion in losses, led to the culling of 8 million pigs, and touched approximately 50% of all sow
Here at Anitox, we provide pathogen control programs that safeguard millions of tons of feed and feed ingredients globally each year. Our products are the most cost-effective solution for preventing pathogen contamination and protecting against recontamination. Anitox is a privately
While there are over 2,600 serotypes of Salmonella, a smaller number are commonly linked to human illness. Conventional culture-based identification culminates in selecting a small number of colonies. This poses a problem when multiple serotypes are present in a sample, as it tends to
Whenever there’s a new incidence of a notifiable disease, the local authorities swing into action, implementing crisis management plans to contain the spread of the infection. As news disseminates, there’s inevitability renewed interest from a broader audience into the questions ‘how
In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that disease outbreaks are not one-off incidents. Our food industry will continue to face challenges in an increasingly interconnected world with a growing population.
Food recalls are most importantly a public health issue, but they are also significant economic issues. The average cost of a recall to a food company is $10M in direct costs, in addition to brand damage and lost sales according to a joint industry study by the Food Marketing Institute