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Webinar addressing food safety in a nuclear emergency


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is holding a webinar on “Food Safety in a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency” on 23 October 2018 at 11:00-14:30 UTC. The web-based discussion aims to help national experts be prepared in case of an emergency involving a significant release of radioactive material into the environment that makes water, local produce, milk from grazing animals and other foods unsafe for consumption.

The IAEA safety standards call for governments to develop effective emergency preparedness and response frameworks that include arrangements for protecting the food chain and water supply systems and preventing the consumption of contaminated foods.

The webinar is open to staff from:

  • response organizations at various levels (operating organizations, emergency management organizations, radiation protection authorities, food safety authorities, emergency services, public health authorities, etc.);
  • regulatory bodies in radiation protection and nuclear safety;
  • relevant international organizations, research centres, professional associations and non-governmental organizations.

To participate, anyone interested must register by 22 October 2018.

IAEA is a Codex observer organization.

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Related Codex texts

General standard for contaminants and toxins in food and feed.