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Study Finds Smartphones Can Improve Food Safety Inspections

Smartphones might be an important tool for food safety inspectors because of their inconspicuousness. Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have found that phones used in place of clipboards can improve the quality of data collected during observations. According to a phenomenon called the Hawthorne Effect, people sometimes change their behavior because they know… Continue Reading

Government Launches Product Safety Mobile App

Consumers will soon have a mobile application, fueled by government recall data, at their fingertips to keep potentially unsafe products, from food to furniture to drugs, out of their homes. The application, available as of midnight last night, is part of a wider effort to make the federal government more responsive and accessible to citizens…. Continue Reading