food recall

The Food and Drug Administration has turned a mobile tablet that it calls the “Egg Pad” into a virtual detective squad to uncover the presence of tainted eggs and health violations during farm inspections.

Using a Panasonic Toughbook and software developed for the FDA by Booz Allen Hamilton, the Egg Pad guides inspectors through a series of questions. Based on the answers, the device brings up additional questions and information the inspectors need to answer. Keep reading →

When it comes to food safety, the government’s ability to inform consumers fast with word of recalls due to contamination can make the difference between life and death.

To that end, the Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is harnessing the power of technology and social media. Keep reading →