Insights and Publications

Starting with American poultry, Ancera has claimed a unique vantage point on risk and productivity in the food production supply chain. Updated twice a month, we offer novel
insights, analysis, and the evidence from Ancera and our aggregation of the world's
repertoire of untapped data.

The Science of Food Safety with Abigail Thiel, PhD

Abigail Thiel, PhD, is a food scientist who artfully blends academic research with science communications as a content creator on her channel, Abbey the Food Scientist.

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June 4, 2024
Why Paired House Trials Fail

The field trial is a crucial technique in the poultry industry for evaluating new products and management practices. However, traditional paired house trials often fall short in delivering representative and scientifically valid results. Here are the top reasons why pair house trials fail to accurately measure effects in the real world.

Ancera

May 28, 2024
Fortifying Our Food Defense System with Roger Beers

Roger Beers is a leader in animal science and food production markets whose three decades of experience include time spent at Packers Sanitation Services, A&L Laboratories, and EcoLab. He’s a veteran of the United States Army and an indispensable asset to America’s food defense system.

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May 23, 2024
The Future of Food Biotechnology with Aaron Schacht of BiomEdit

On a recent episode of Americas Nest Egg podcast, host and Ancera CEO Arjun Ganesan spoke with Aaron Schacht, CEO of BiomEdit. With over 30 years of experience, Schacht has served as executive vice president at Elanco Animal Health, and in various research and development positions at Eli Lilly and Company. His expertise extends to research and development strategy, drug development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ancera

May 13, 2024
Deep Serotyping Provides New Roadmaps for Managing Salmonella in Poultry

Traditional methods to detect Salmonella in poultry and trace outbreaks often fail to give the full picture of the threat in enough time for integrators to act. This lack of oversight limits the effectiveness of intervention strategies designed to mitigate Salmonella transmission.

Ancera

April 29, 2024
Using Data-Driven Simulations to Improve Field Trial Success Rates in Poultry

Every year, companies serving the poultry industry pool their expertise to develop new vaccines, pharmaceuticals, litter treatments, antimicrobials and feed additives for poultry and other food-animal sectors — all of which will be scrutinized during trials and sales cycles.

Ancera

April 29, 2024
New Non-Invasive Assay for C. Perfringens Helps Monitor NE in Poultry

Necrotic Enteritis (NE) is a devastating disease characterized by severe gut inflammation and sudden death, with mortality rates as high as 50% within a flock.

Ancera

April 29, 2024
Sustainability Meets Practicality at Shake Shack and Neutral

On this episode of America’s Nest Egg, host and Ancera CEO Arjun Ganesan talks with Corey Blumenthal and Lauren Brown about sustainability in the food industry.

Ancera

April 22, 2024
Keeping Fowl Play at Bay: SOC 2 Security Compliance Strategies to Protect Intellectual Property

For many companies, data security is top of mind with the rise of cybercrime – both reported and unreported – and there are many ways to protect your company and the places where your data lives.

Ancera

April 16, 2024
Brian Ronholm Examines Regulatory Policy and Safety

On a new episode of America’s Nest Egg, host and Ancera CEO Arjun Ganesan talks with Brian Ronholm, Director of Food Policy at Consumer Reports. 

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April 2, 2024
Dr. Don Ritter Discusses Health Challenges in the Poultry Industry

On the inaugural episode of America’s Nest Egg, host and Ancera CEO Arjun Ganesan spoke with Dr. Don Ritter, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with over 35 years of experience in the poultry industry.

Ancera

March 28, 2024
Exploring the Application of Large Language Models in Poultry Analytics

Information opacity and microbial complexity add challenges to food supply chains. Some of the largest poultry companies in the U.S. are now partnering with data analytics vendors to improve food productivity and safety. Better data helps operators make better decisions when issues arise – and have the insight to prevent issues from happening altogether.

Ancera

March 14, 2024
Ancera Unveils New Cutting-Edge Detection Tools to Support Productivity, Food Safety, and Interventional Efficacy in Poultry Industry

Today, Ancera, the innovator of supply chain intelligence, has announced the release of two new microbial detection tools designed to identify and enumerate Clostridium perfringens and Total Viable Bacteria (TVB) in poultry. Ancera's new cutting-edge assays will address critical challenges within the poultry industry, spanning both live operations and processing, in order to help companies increase productivity, food safety, and interventional efficacy.

Ancera

February 5, 2024
Reflections on 2023: A Pivotal Year for The Food Supply Chain System and Ancera

As we look ahead to all that 2024 may bring, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months – Ancera at 10 years old is still very much in a phase of early but strong growth. The many first milestones we reached in 2023 are a snapshot of how pivotal of a year it was for our team and the wider industry.

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December 11, 2023
Ancera Launches Next-Generation Salmonella Monitoring Software Platform in Response to Upcoming USDA Regulations, Consumer Demand

Today, Ancera is announcing the launch of its Salmonella System Monitoring (SSM) product, a novel software platform that delivers deeper and more timely insights around Salmonella throughout the poultry supply chain.

Ancera

November 17, 2023
Building a BioBarrier: Modern Defense Systems in the War Against Salmonella

The poultry industry stands on the precipice of transformation. Skyrocketing production costs and heightened public vigilance, fueled by documentaries like Netflix's "Poisoned", underscore the urgency for new approaches. Amidst these challenges, companies grapple with transitioning from legacy systems to meet new regulatory standards.

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September 14, 2023
Crunching the Numbers: Behind the Scenes with Ancera (Part 3)

In the final part of Ancera Behind the Scenes, I explore Ancera’s data science algorithms and the process that decodes the droppings to reveal insights into the millions of birds monitored each week. To learn more, I interview Charles Copley, Head of Data Science at Ancera.

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August 12, 2023
Under the Microscope: Behind the Scenes with Ancera (Part 2)

How does Ancera turn chicken feces into analytical gold? Today I go to Ancera’s Laboratories in Branford, Connecticut where Matt Zwilling leads the company’s on-premise Engineering and Operations, as well as outsourced partnerships.

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June 18, 2023
Ancera Monitors 50 Millionth Broiler Chicken to Improve Safety and Profitability of Food Production

Press Release: Innovator of Supply Chain Intelligence Achieves New Milestone for Solutions that Generate the Largest Decision-Focused Datasets in Poultry Industry

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June 10, 2023
From the Field to the Lab: Behind the Scenes with Ancera (Part 1)

How does Ancera turn chicken feces into valuable analytics? In this series, I shadow and interview the team members responsible for each step in turning samples into actionable information. Today I go to Northeast Georgia where Nick Hodgson leads Ancera’s Live Poultry Strategy.

Ancera

June 1, 2023
Ancera: Driving a Different Kind of Innovation

For the food production customers we serve, net-new visibility means delivering products that reveal insights they could not have unearthed previously. We shine a spotlight on what they can do to reduce risk and generate new profits throughout their supply chains.

Ancera

March 8, 2023
For flocks infected with Salmonella, 91% harbored multiple serovars

Salmonella has been around for a long time and it continues to pose problems for food producers. That’s not new knowledge, but the problems seem to be developing new significance.

Ancera

January 19, 2023
Stop counting things, focus on the things that count

Veterinarians have one of the most specialized skills in a poultry enterprise. And yet, they spend nearly 90% of their time traveling between production sites and generating the data they need to make decisions. It’s time to let technology reduce both wasteful activities.

Ancera

January 19, 2023

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