Tuesday, March 6, 2012

USDA Launches Twitter Feeds for Food Safety Alerts

March 1, 2012 the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) 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. Additionally, Twitter users will receive information on how to protect their food supply during severe weather events.

Twitter feeds are now active for residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, NEW MEXICO, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

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For more information on creating a Twitter account and accessing these state feeds, go to twitter.com