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E-book
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]
©2002
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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
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Subject Biological warfare -- Prevention.
Epidemics -- Prevention.
Food contamination -- Prevention.
Food industry and trade -- Security measures.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Food Contamination -- prevention & control.
Terrorism -- prevention & control.
Bioterrorism -- prevention & control.
Civil Defense -- methods.
Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control.
Food Industry -- standards.
Food Supply -- standards.
Genre/Form NET resource
Form Electronic book
ISBN 058549262X (electronic bk.)
9240681396 (electronic bk.)
9780585492629 (electronic bk.)
9789240681392 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Guidance for establishing and strengthening prevention and response systems