Food Safety

FoodSafety

This past month the US Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of a new consumer website for food safety. FoodSafety.gov is “designed to help consumers and families get all the latest information on food safety and food recalls in one convenient place.

“The new site features information from all the agencies across the federal government that deal with critical food and food safety information, including preventive tips about how to handle food safely, alerts on life-saving food recalls, and the latest news from the key agencies.” The site also “provides consumers with one easy place to sign up to receive email and RSS alerts on recalled or potentially unsafe food, as well as get information from the top scientific experts across the government on food safety.”

There are further plans to enhance the value of the website for consumers in the future by developing “recall feeds for texting and mobile phones. The site will also feature a foodsafety.gov widget that the public and the media are encouraged to download and promote on their Web sites and social networking sites. The widget will instantly update viewers with the latest food safety recalls and will be a valuable public health and safety tool.”

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Published in: on October 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

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