This technical document aims to identify potential impacts of anticipated changes in climate on food safety and their control at all stages of the food chain. The purpose is to raise awareness of the issue and to facilitate international cooperation in better understanding the changing food safety situation and in developing and implementing strategies to address them. The food safety issues covered include: agents of food-borne disease with specific consideration of zoonotic diseases, mycotoxin contamination, biotoxins in fishery products and environmental contaminants with significance to the food chain. It also highlights the need for adequate attention to food safety in ensuring preparedness for effective management of emergency situations arising from extreme weather events.

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Organization: FAO

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Health, Water, Adaptation, Mitigation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Human Security

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2008

Language: English