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.


Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

Preventing Waterborne Illness


Keeping Food Safe After a Flood

Safe Handling of Food and Utensils After a Disaster


Severe Storms and Hurricanes Guide


Food Safety After a Tornado


Food and Water Concerns

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.