Get answers. Check cartons. Check Your Risk. These are the headlines you’ll find upon visiting FoodSafety.gov, the consumer-friendly website by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. The website is “the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies,” fulfilling the goal, “to better communicate information to the public and include an improved individual alert system allowing consumers to receive food safety information, such as notification of recalls.” More about the features offered on the website, including the Twitter tag which allows you to follow regular updates, included after the jump.
What will you find on FoodSafety.gov?
- Keep Food Safe: Find out how to get the latest information on food recalls and alerts as well as food illness outbreaks
- Food Poisoning: Details about food poisoning symptoms and treatments.
- Inspections & Compliance: Learn how government agencies inspect and monitor food products to ensure compliance with food safety standards and inspection legislation
- News & Features: Highlights of recent food safety news from Federal agencies.
- Videos, Podcasts: If you are interested in learning more or spreading the word about food safety, check out these sources of free materials from Federal government agencies and the Partnership for Food Safety Education.
- Blog: Up-to-the-minute answers on pertinent food safety issues
For a list of all brands of eggs currently affected by the 2010 Egg Recall, click here.