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Method And System For Augmenting Data About Products Recalled By Governmental Agencies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200556D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

A method and system for augmenting data about products which have been recalled by governmental agencies is disclosed. The method and system enables providing comprehensive information to the consumers about such products.

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Method And System For Augmenting Data About Products Recalled By Governmental Agencies

Disclosed is a method and system for augmenting data about products which have been recalled by governmental agencies. These products might be potentially contaminated food products, medicines and/or ingredients,

which have been recalled

by governmental agencies such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Food and Drug Authority (FDA). The method involves supplementing data provided by these governmental agencies about the recalled products with more relevant information.

In order to supplement the data provided by the governmental agencies, the method involves analyzing a product recalled by the governmental agencies. Thereafter, supplementary information about the product may be derived from additional sources such as online news sources,

websites of the product and blogs. The supplementary

information on the recalled product may be directly provided by the manufacturer upon request or derived from the online news sources. Further, the supplementary information about images, ingredients, and nutrition value of the product may be derived from a website of the product.

Upon collection of the supplementary information about the product, a set of data-slots is created. The data slots include organized information about various aspects of the product such as:

[circle6]Product Name

[circle6]Universal Product Code (UPC)

[circle6]Product Image

[circle6]Product/Packet Size

[circle6]Product Information

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