I normally am not a fan of widgets and those type of things. But, I just saw this one and could not resist.
At the bottom of the page is a widget that displays real time food alerts and recalls from both the FDA and the USDA in one setting!
This application is really neat. Unlike some widgets, that you can put on your "desktop", you do have to have this one posted on a website or blog for it to work. If you have a website or blog that you would like to post this gadget on you can get it for free at the following URL: http://www.foodsafety.gov/widgets/index.html