Food Chain Crisis Management Framework: FAO’s approach to address transboundary threats affecting food safety, animal and plant health

Food Chain Crisis Management Framework: FAO’s approach to address transboundary threats affecting food safety, animal and plant health
Dec 2015

Outbreaks of transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases, including forest pests and aquatic diseases, food safety and radiation events has been increasing over the past years, impacting people’s access to quality food, and putting their livelihoods and health at risk. To address this challenge, FAO established the Food Chain Crisis Management Framework (FCC), an approach combining prevention, preparedness, and response to emergencies affecting the food chain and caused by transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases (including aquatic and forests pests and diseases), food safety and radiological threats.