Salmonella and Peanut Recall Information Available on LAFD Blog

Thursday, February 12, 2009 |

The Los Angeles Fire Department is partnering with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring you timely and accurate information regarding recent:

To assist today's federal effort, the LAFD News & Information blog is featuring a web link and on-line widget allowing blog visitors to search for peanut containing products subject to recall...

FDA Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak 2009. Flash Player 9 is required.


Will You Help Us?

During this time of public uncertainty, we're asking webmasters and bloggers across our nation to temporarily include this widget on their sites. You can easily publish this real-time display by clicking here or on the 'Share' tab in the widget above.

For additional information, call: 1-800-CDC-INFO or visit:

www.fda.gov

www.cdc.gov


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with the fire department?

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Anonymous 10:23,

As a full-spectrum life safety agency ™ the Los Angeles Fire Department serves as the primary emergency medical response agency for more than 4 million people. Anything we can do to help people stay well takes a burden off LAFD responders and those of allied agencies.

With our blog's self-professed mission of "helping people lead safer, healthier and more productive lives", we felt obligated to help the thousands who view LAFD blog and syndicated content each day avoid the small though potentially deadly chance of contracting Salmonella Typhimurium through readily identified products that may be in their homes.

Moreover, our ability to help squelch rumor and bring peace of mind to the populace makes this simple effort one of personal reward.

While we have no intent of making the LAFD News & Information blog a health and disease specific site, you can (continue to) expect us to offer periodic postings in support of our aforementioned mission.

Please know that we're hoping to massively update our tagging (message sorting and filtering) system, so that you need only view messages that by type (example: public event) or location (example: Battalion 3), are of interest to you.

I hope this information helps. Thanks for your interest in the LAFD, and for taking time to share your comment.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Werner said...

I find it refreshing to see government agencies working together. Hats off to LAFD for understanding social media.

Mike said...

Good morning Brian,
The County of Los Angeles Public Health Department also has a resource for information on food borne ilnesses in the county. Interested parties can go to:http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/food.htm,for information. There are web links and a local phone number for contact during business hours.
I applaud your efforts to inform the public on issues, which if you are sick, or have a weak immune system, Salmonella can be a life threating condition.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

@Werner,

Thanks for your kind words. We pledge to continue working with allied agencies to keep you safe and informed.

@Mike,

Good morning to you! Thanks for the important reminder about local content from our friends at the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department. Our blog visitors can click here to visit the informative website you mention. Please keep up the great work!

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Offier
Los Angeles Fire Department

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