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The FCC: FAO's interdisciplinary approach to address threats to the human food chainThe Food Chain Crisis Management Framework (FCC) integrates prevention, early warning, preparedness, and response to food chain emergencies. FCC supports member countries and enhances institutional collaboration in the global governance of transboundary threats to the food chain at all stages from production to consumption.

FCC operates through three interrelated units:

The Intelligence and Coordination Unit ensures overall coordination within the FCC and provides long-term risk analysis, risk communication and advocacy.

The Emergency Prevention Systems (EMPRES) work on prevention, early warning and early reaction across the entire food chain, through three thematic systems: EMPRES Animal Health, EMPRES Plant Protection and EMPRES Food Safety.

The Emergency Response Unit ensures an adequate response to threats to the food chain.