FDA launches peanut recall widget


ROCKVILLE, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has a novel way to keep consumers up to date on the ongoing recalls of peanut-based food products.

The agency has created an Adobe Flash-based widget that users can embed on their Web pages with a continuously updated list of recalled products, categorized under headings such as brownies, candies, cereals and dressings and seasonings.

The embedded widget is available at http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph/widget.html.

Last month, Peanut Corp. of America announced a voluntary recall of hundreds of its products following a nationwide outbreak of salmonella that has resulted in several deaths and dozens of illnesses.

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