Public Health Measures: Alerts and Early Warning Systems

H.J.P. Marvin, G.A. Kleter

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    This article reviews various reactive and proactive alert and early warning systems that can be used for the identification of emerging risks to food safety, both within the European Union and at the global level. Recent developments include the establishment of a unit dedicated to emerging risks at the European Food Safety Authority; the development of the European Media Monitor and the Emerging Risk Detection Support System; and the launch of the Food and Agriculture Organization's Emergency Prevention System Food Safety.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food Safety
    EditorsY. Motarjemi
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameVolume 4
    PublisherAcademic Press


    • Alert systems
    • Crisis
    • Early warning
    • EFSA
    • Emergency
    • Emerging risk
    • Food safety management
    • Proactive systems
    • Rapid alert
    • Reactive systems


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