Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Model Food Emergency Response Plan

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Model Food Emergency Response Plan

Article excerpt

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in cooperation with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has made available a model Food Emergency Response Plan Template. The goal of the response plan is to enhance the protection of the nation's agricultural industry and food security through prevention, detection, response, and recovery.

The template provides states with a guide for developing either a stand-alone emergency response plan for food-related emergencies or an addendum to an existing all-hazards state emergency response plan. Useful planning tools include documents previously developed in cooperation with the DHS national-planning scenarios, target capabilities, and uniform task lists.

A food emergency could occur at any point from farm to fork, including pre-harvest production, processing, and distribution, and states can use the template to develop plans for managing a food emergency. In addition, states can establish a uniform structure and content that will result in response plans that are similar in structure, scope, and response operations among all states. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.