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Author World Health Organization. Food Safety Department.

Title Terrorist threats to food : guidance for establishing and strengthening prevention and response systems
Published Geneva : Food Safety Dept., World Health Organization, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (45 pages) : illustrations
Series Food safety issues
Food safety issues.
Contents Executive Summary; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Purpose; 1.2 Definitions and scope; 1.3 Food as a vehicle for terrorist acts; 1.4 Comparative risks of food and other media as vehicles for terrorist threats; 1.5 Potential effects of food terrorism; 1.6 Chemical and biological agents and radionuclear materials that could be used in food terrorism; 1.7 Establishing and strengthening national prevention and response systems; 1.8 Setting priorities; 2. Prevention; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Existing systems; 2.3 Strengthening food safety management programmes
Summary The malicious contamination of food for terrorist purposes is a real and current threat, and deliberate contamination of food at one location could have global public health implications. This book responds to increasing concern in WHO s Member States that chemical, biological or radionuclear agents might be used deliberately to harm civilian populations and that food might be a vehicle for disseminating such agents. The two major strategies for countering the threat of food sabotage are prevention and response, including preparedness. Chapter 1 introduces the problem and places it in the cont
Notes Addendum slip inserted
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Terrorism -- Prevention.
Food contamination -- Prevention
Biological warfare -- Prevention
Epidemics -- Prevention
Food industry and trade -- Security measures
Food Contamination -- prevention & control
Terrorism -- prevention & control
Food Industry -- standards
Food Supply -- standards
Bioterrorism -- prevention & control
Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control
Civil Defense -- methods
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement.
Epidemics -- Prevention.
Food contamination -- Prevention.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005377492
ISBN 058549262X
Other Titles Guidance for establishing and strengthening prevention and response systems