Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

Response Guidelines on Food Safety

Food Safety in Natural Disasters

When natural disasters strike, food safety is a crucial public health concern that is too often neglected. These guidelines from the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) focus on preventive food safety measures; inspecting and salvaging food; provision for safe food and water; recognition and response to an outbreaks of foodborne disease; and consumer education and information on food safety. (Complete document)


Food and Nutrition in Disasters

Guidelines prepared by the PAHO/WHO Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP).


WHO "Golden Rules" for Safe Food Preparation

WHO data indicate that only a small number of factors related to food handling are responsible for a large proportion of foodborne disease episodes everywhere. The Ten Golden Rules respond to these errors, offering advice that can reduce the risk that foodborne pathogens will be able to contaminate, to survive or to multiply.


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