Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Obama-era CDC reaches out on the Salmonella infested peanut butter problem

I'm on some CDC lists, so I got this email today:

CDC - Social Media Tools for Consumers and Partners - Peanut Product Recall related to Salmonella Infections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working together to provide important information about the recall of certain peanut butter and peanut-containing products that are associated with the recent Salmonella Typhimurium outbreaks.

The latest resource is the new HHS, FDA and CDC social media Web page at, which provides many helpful tools in order to reach as many people as possible.

The social media site makes it easy to obtain automatically updated information on the outbreak and the product recall.  The site provides resources for both consumers and partners, including:

Many of these resources are available in both English and Spanish.

Sign up to receive email updates when new information is added to the Social Media Tools page.

Information about the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak and the product recall is also available at:

Call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for up-to-date information about the recalls and hundreds of other health and safety topics.

We're in the Obama era now. It reminds me pleasantly of the days when Gore was reinventing government, and Federal sites were actually useful.

The FDA has been in desperate trouble for years; another gift from the Party of Limbaugh. The only bright spot in our latest food debacle is that the FDA is now receiving intensive therapeutic attention.

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