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Terrorist threats to food : guidance for establishing and strengthening prevention and response systems.

Author: World Health Organization. Food Safety Department.
Publisher: Geneva : Food Safety Dept., World Health Organization, ©2002.
Series: Food safety issues.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)51617667
Print version:
World Health Organization. Food Safety Department.
Terrorist threats to food.
Geneva : Food Safety Dept., World Health Organization, ©2002
(OCoLC)52252059
Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: World Health Organization. Food Safety Department.
ISBN: 058549262X 9780585492629 9240681396 9789240681392
OCLC Number: 54407191
Notes: Addendum slip inserted.
Description: 1 online resource (45 pages) : illustrations.
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.
Series Title: Food safety issues.
Other Titles: Guidance for establishing and strengthening prevention and response systems

Abstract:

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.
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