Dovèl Technologies has launched the first website to provide a consolidated view of all food-related recall alerts called MyFoodAlerts.com.
MyFoodAlerts.com compiles data from various different sources to provide the public with an organized, user-friendly map that shows current food recalls.
The website application gets its data from reliable resources such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), to provide a holistic view of food-related recalls in the United States and Canada region. It uses a semantic technology to analyze the recalled data.
“With our knowledge of FDA and USDA and our expertise in SOA and semantic technology solutions, we knew there had to be a way to make this important information readily available to the public,” commented Dov Levy, president and chief technologist of Dovèl Technologies. “We’re proud to offer this solution to the general public using data that was available but not easily viewed.”
Dovèl Technologies is the first to organize the data into a single source for wide distribution to the public. The Canadian feeds were added because a large majority of food in Canada is exported from the United States and the CFIA feeds might not have the latest alerts of recalled food in the United States.
“We developed this solution partially out of our own curiosity and in response to the administration’s calls for industry to use publicly available information to create new solutions,” said Paul Leslie, CEO of Dovèl Technologies. “MyFoodAlerts.com provides timely information to the public and improves government research, analysis, and decision making, thereby enhancing public health and safety.”