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Association of Food and Drug Officials
March 03, 2012
Contact: Joe Corby, Executive Director, 518-860-2838
Can Defect Guide Now Available as Mobile App
York, Pa - - The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) is pleased to announce that the recently updated publication, A Guide to Can Defects and Basic Components of Double Seam Containers is now available as a Mobile App. The App is available to Apple and Android users at no cost.
- Apple Users: Go to the App Store and search "Can Defects Guide"
- Android Users: Go to the Android Market and search "Can Defects Guide"
The complete pictorial guide can be viewed by inspection officials through the App and help them resolve questions concerning the safety of canned food products that appear defective. This simplified guide shows, in color, some of the major types of can defects which may be commonly found by visual observation. It categorizes the defects/damages according to their degree of potential hazard, and shows what to look for in the routine visual inspection of the finished product. As an added feature, the guide now has a pictorial section on the components of the metal can which defines and illustrates defects that may occur during a canning operation.
For more information please visit www.afdo.org.
The mobile app was developed by Livewire Digital www.livewiredigital.com.
The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), established in 1896, successfully fosters uniformity in the adoption and enforcement of science-based food, drug, medical devices, cosmetics and product safety laws, rules, and regulations. AFDO and its six Regional Affiliates provide the mechanism and the forum where regional, national and international issues are deliberated and resolved to uniformly provide the best public health and consumer protection in the most expeditious and cost effective manner.