How to get the latest FDA data on your home, car, phone, and more in 2017.
The Food and Drugs Administration (the FDA) has been getting more data from mobile apps and online services in recent years.
Since July 1, 2017, the FDA has been requesting data from all of the mobile apps in the United States, as well as mobile applications and websites.
More than 50 apps have been requested so far.
The apps can include things like:The FDA said it will be looking to collect data from the mobile app app stores of the following apps:The agency also said it is looking to track food-borne illness outbreaks via the app for the following products:The apps are being requested by the FDA in a bid to better understand the spread of diseases in the U.S. The FDA said its goal is to “provide the most complete data on the health status of U.s. consumers and businesses.”
The FDA is asking the apps to provide a “comprehensive” and “robust” analysis of the health data collected, and to make it available to the agency’s Office of Technology Assessment and Research.
Websites that have received the request include:The agencies’ request for data includes data from a variety of food and health related products, including:The data will also be used by the agency to better evaluate how to respond to outbreaks and provide guidance to the food industry and consumers, according to the FDA.
The FDA did not release the apps’ full names, but said they are likely to be from the Android platform, which is commonly used in mobile devices.
Apple has a similar app in its App Store called Food Safety.
A spokeswoman for Apple said the app does not contain any FDA-requested information.