Twitter and Food Safety Alerts

(Adapted from CCLD)

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has launched a series of Twitter feeds that will provide state-specific, food safety alerts to consumers. Followers of these Twitter accounts will receive alerts about recalls of meat, poultry and processed egg products in their state, as well as information on how to protect the safety of their food during severe weather events. The USDA under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen states, “The immediacy of information-sharing through social media is unparalleled, and we believe these timely, targeted updates will better protect public health.”

For more information on creating a Twitter account and accessing these state feeds, go to twitter.com. A list of all FSIS state food safety alert Twitter feeds is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp#Twitter.

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