Reference Apps: A New App From USDA, Cornell U. , and FMI Features Food Safety Information
Developed by Cornell University, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food Marketing Institute, the new FoodKeeper app, features:
- A searchable database for more than 400 foods and includes storage timelines, cooking tips and other practical advice for those interested in learning about the keeping quality of their foods.
- Important information about product dating and other food storage tips are also contained in the app.
- Calendar integration, which allows users to enter the purchase date for products and offers notifications when products are nearing the end of their recommended storage date.
- And, a 24-hour virtual hotline called “Ask Karen” for pressing food storage related questions.
The software is an enhanced, interactive e-version of the popular FoodKeeper booklet, developed by the Cornell’s Department of Food Science, the Food Marketing Institute and the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline to help consumers maintain the safety, freshness and quality of foods.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.