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Mobile Applications
Growing number of smartphone users

Business Wire reported smart phone users surpassed the 1 billion mark in October 2012.  This number is expected to double by 2015.  As more people use smartphones to access information the need for mobile apps increase.  AFDO is pleased to offer three (3) mobile guidance documents to the public free of charge.

can defects guide
A Guide to Can Defects and Basic Components of Double Seam Containers
Available to Android and Apple Users

This guide is intended in part to help resolve the question which frequently arises concerning the evaluation and safety of canned food products: When does the can defect or damage become severe enough to represent a public health concern or hazard.

Android users can download here.

Apple users can download here.

If searching the App Store or Google Play use "Can Defects Guide."

cottage foods
Cottage Foods Regulatory Guidance for Best Practices
Available on Android Only

This document provides guidance to government food safety regulatory officials for the oversight of cottage food operations and represents a consensus opinion of best practices and limitations on this somewhat controversial matter.

Android users can download this app here.

If searching in Google Play use "Cottage Foods."

food emergency
Food Emergency Pocket Guide
Available on Android Only

This pocket guide is intended for use by field staff in food regulatory programs.  It is a "ready reference" to deal with some of the common - and uncommon - emergencies dealt with by food regulators. These emergencies can be due to foodborne outbreaks, natural disasters (floods, fires, hurricanes, etc.), accidental contamination of food supplies (truck & train accidents, building explosions, etc.), as well as willful acts of contamination.

Android users can download this app here.

If searching in Google Play use "AFDO food emergency."

Randy Young, IT Administrator
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