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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Restaurants and Grocery Stores


The safety of the public's food depends on the actions of many people in a complex chain, including food production, transportation, processing, and safe handling. Health department sanitarians serve an essential role in this process.

Food in grocery stores and restaurants has been targeted in past bioterror incidents. Here are resources to help you protect our food supply from natural disasters, man-made emergencies, and terrorist attacks.

Food safety emergencies

Safety of imported food

Customer and patron safety