It’s happened very nicely, in our view.

The US Government has launched a new website devoted to the topic of Food Safety ,, complete with widget.

Food Alerts Widget. Flash Player 9 is required. Food Safety Widget. Flash Player 9 is required.

While our technical interests are in the area of proper temperature measurements, we applaud this remarkable new work that will benefit all Americans and literally anyone who understands English.

One of the coolest features (pun intended) is the food Safety Widget shown above . It’s reproduced live here and is available for anyone to download and add to thier website.We’ve already added it to the home page of this website.

(Requires install of a free?? Adobe Flash Player 9 The widget code for embedding into a website is on the site and at the very end of this article, too)

The website has many useful features including:

Ask the Experts

*?? Ask a Question
*?? Report a Problem

Stay Connected

* email: Get E-mail Updates
* RSS: Subscribe to Alerts
* Podcasts: Listen to Podcasts and Watch Videos

Find My State Agency

Our two favorites are:

The Basics: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill

You can help prevent food poisoning from bacteria and viruses by following four simple steps when you prepare food: clean, separate, cook, and chill. More >

Charts: Food Safety at a Glance

How long can you store leftovers in the refrigerator? How can you tell when chicken breasts are done? How long does it take to cook a turkey? Check out these charts for fast answers. More >

But there’s a lot more for individuals, homemakers, professionals and anyone who wishes to be informed about food safety

About is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.

According to the Key Findings of the Food Safety Working Group:

???The federal government will enhance 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. Agencies will also use social media to expand public communications.???

Selected Federal Agencies with a Role in Food Safety

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serve important roles in ensuring food safety in the United States. More >

State Agencies

During an investigation of foodborne illness or a recall, federal government agencies may work with state agencies such as the state department of public health. Get information about your state???

Widget web code, for those who can use it:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script>
<div id=”widget”><img alt=”Food Alerts Widget. Flash Player 9 is required.” height=”338″ src=”http:/” width=”190″ /><br />Food Safety Widget.<br /><a href=””>Flash Player 9 is required.</a></div>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var flashvars = {};
var params = {allowscriptaccess: “always”};
swfobject.embedSWF(“”, “widget”, “190”, “338”, “9.0.0”, “”, flashvars, params);

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