McLean, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011
Dovèl Technologies, a leader in software application development and emerging information technology solutions, announced today the launch of MyFoodAlerts.com, an application that pulls data from multiple sources, currently including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), to provide a holistic view of food-related recalls in the U.S. and Canada.
Until now, there has not been a way to reconcile that data into a single view for wide distribution to the public. The FDA monitors and controls all food products except meat, poultry, and fish which are monitored and controlled by the USDA. Canadian alert feeds were added because much of the food in Canada originates in the U.S. and CFIA’s feeds may provide alerts not currently being reported by U.S. agencies. Bringing in alerts from other countries, Canada being the first, recognizes the global supply chain involved in food production and packaging.
The application uses public feeds from FDA, USDA, and CFIA and, using semantic technology, analyzes recall data. The application then translates the information into a user-friendly map interface accessible at myFoodAlerts.com. Data about the feed is also published into the data.gov format.
“With our knowledge of FDA and USDA and our expertise in SOA and semantic technology solutions, we knew there had to be a way to make this important information readily available to the public,” commented Dov Levy, President and Chief Technologist, Dovèl Technologies. “We’re proud to offer this solution to the general public using data that was available but not easily viewed.”
The combination of semantic, SOA, mobile, and GIS can be applied to other types of disparate data sets, that, when viewed together, can lead to better situational analysis. For example, conditions around areas hit by natural disasters can be understood more accurately when data is collected, tracked, and monitored using this kind of application.
“We developed this solution partially out of our own curiosity and in response to the administration’s calls for industry to use publicly available information to create new solutions. MyFoodAlerts.com provides timely information to the public and improves government research, analysis, and decision making, thereby enhancing public health and safety” said Paul Leslie, CEO, Dovèl Technologies.
About Dovèl Technologies
Dovèl Technologies provides high-end software and application development to government clients. Dovèl is recognized as an industry leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), using the approach to create low-impact approaches to process, communicate, and store mission-critical information. Clients include the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Defense, U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Education, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Dovèl has been appraised at CMMI Level 3 and its annual quality report receives accolades from industry leaders such as Capers Jones, who lists Dovèl in the category of ”Companies That Utilize Best Practices” along with IBM, Amazon, Google, and Apple. To learn more visit http://www.doveltech.com.
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