E. Coli Tracking: There Is Now a Product Recall App


Can’t keep track of whether it’s spinach or peanut butter that’s tainted with salmonella, or which industrial food product E. coli’s worked its way into this week? The FDA wants to help. It’s teamed up with the Department of Agriculture, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to create a mobile app that lets users track product recalls. It can be found on the U.S. government website, and it sends users the latest recall press releases, as well as pictures of the products being recalled. Currently, the app only works for phones equipped with the Android operating system, though the government is working on programs for iPhone and BlackBerry users.

[Via NPR]