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Threats to Food and Water Chain Infrastructure

  • Virginia Koukouliou
  • Magdalena Ujevic
  • Otto Premstaller
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Threat

  3. Management

    1. Željko Dadić, Magdalena Ujević, Ksenija Vitale
      Pages 131-140
    2. Evelyne Madelaine Maillot
      Pages 141-149
    3. Astrid Rompolt
      Pages 151-156

About these proceedings


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.


Agro-terrorism ETA Environmental Food and water contamination Food safety NATO PEACE Science Security Sub-Series C Terrorist food as a weapon food defense food terrorism terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Virginia Koukouliou
    • 1
  • Magdalena Ujevic
    • 2
  • Otto Premstaller
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental RadioactivityGreek Atomic Energy CommissionAgia ParaskeviGreece
  2. 2.Croatian National Institute of Public HealthZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Federal Ministry of Agriculture ForestryEnvironment and Water ManagementViennaAustria

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