Threats to Food and Water Chain Infrastructure by Virginia Koukouliou

Threats to Food and Water Chain Infrastructure

byVirginia KoukouliouEditorMagdalena Ujevic, Otto Premstaller

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vi of a large number of people due to the enormous quantities of radioactive material that would be required to reach high levels of contamination in mass-produced or distributed supplies. Although, based on data presented at the Workshop concerning the more than 30,000 missing radioactive sources all over the word, the radioactive contamination of food or water is also a scenario that must be taken seriously into consideration. During the last two decades there have been several emerging hazards linked to animal diseases or originating in animal products for example: Avian Influenza (AI), Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), West Nile Fever, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Ebola virus. All these diseases or events directly or indirectly affect food security and/or food safety. Approximately 75% of all emerging diseases are zoonotic by either an association with animal populations or an evolution of the disease in a- mals making it possible to move from animal species to humans. Participants were presented the primary results of the ongoing NATO- SPS Pilot Study on "Food Chain Security". These results focused mainly on (i) an overview of the food system; (ii) prevention, surveillance and detection systems and (iii) response system. The importance of issues such as: vuln- ability assessments, risk communication in risk analysis, risk perception, traceability, preparedness - awareness, communication, have to be cons- ered when working on food chain security.
Title:Threats to Food and Water Chain InfrastructureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:156 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:156 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface .The Food and Agriculture Planning Committee (FAPC), S. Santamato.-List of Contributors.-Threat. Radionuclear Materials Agents That Could Be Used In Food And Water Supply Terrorism; V.Koukouliou.-An Exploration of Potential Chemical and Biological Threat Agents; Chr. Hansen.-Food Quality Systems in Turkey: Perspectives in Terms of Food Defence; H. Alpas et al.-Monitoring Of Environmental Resources Against International Threats; N. Marmiroli et al.-Consumer Trust In Food Under Varying Social And Institutional Conditions; U. Kjaernes.-The Importance Of Local Production Of Food In Crisis Situation; A. Urbancic.-Terrorism ''Assessing The Threat For Critical Infrastructure'' Methodologies for water Supplier; W. Czerni.- Management.Water Management in Austria and Securityof Water Supply; W. Schimon.-Integral Management Of Water Resources In Croatia: Step Towards Water Security And Safety For All; Ž. Dadic.-Terrorism and the Food Chain; E. M. Maillot.-Water for Vienna; A. Rompolt