Food Safety During an Emergency

Agricultural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, Food Safety November 10, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

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Throughout an emergency it is important to keep food and water safe to reduce loss and the risk of contracting a foodborne illness. During an emergency the practices that you normally use to keep your food safe may not be available, thus it is important to learn measures you can take to make sure the food and water you have stays safe. Below are several reliable websites with information to help you prepare for safety during an emergency.

Sources

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

FoodSafety.gov

Nutrition.gov

FEMA.gov

Preventing Waterborne Illness

CDC.gov

Flood

Keeping Food Safe After a Flood

Safe Handling of Food and Utensils After a Disaster

Hurricane

Severe Storms and Hurricanes Guide

Tornado

Food Safety After a Tornado

Earthquake

Food and Water Concerns

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