DMI, USDA enhance awareness of food-handling practices with FoodKeeper mobile app
The FoodKeeper App delivers food-handling procedures through enhanced public education and outreach.
DMI, an end-to-end mobility company based in Bethesda, Md., partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., to incorporate enhancements and customer feedback into The FoodKeeper, a premier mobile app developed by DMI for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The mobile app, which has more than 100,000 downloads, is available for Android and Apple devices, and will be available beginning late May.
FoodKeeper enhancements planned for future releases include:
· Access to hotline. Allows users to directly call USDA meat and poultry hotline or submit a question.
· Multilingual support. Provides Spanish version of the app, allows users to set app to display in Spanish or English and switch language through App Settings or Device Settings menu.
· Display measurements in Imperial or Metric format.
· Enhancement of calendar events. Improves existing event calendar capabilities.
· General cooking information. Provides more in-depth information about various food safety topics.
· Educational alerts and food recall push notifications.
· Easy access to educational videos. Provides users with a list of educational videos that can play within the app.
“Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon and reconsider our global footprint,” says Jay Sunny Bajaj, DMI founder and CEO. “One way we can do this is to become more aware of food waste and foodborne illness. We are extremely pleased to continue our work with the USDA to enhance the FoodKeeper App, delivering food-handling procedures through enhanced public education and outreach. This project is another example of our ongoing commitment to help our enterprise and government clients reinvent their businesses/mission through innovative technologies and services.”