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Food Safety & Emergency Preparedness

As environmental health professionals, we support communities in an event of an emergency or disaster. Review these resources and tools to be prepared.

Disaster Relief Story

NEHA member helping with Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico Story: ANTHC Commissioned Corps Officer helps with hurricane recovery efforts in U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico | Webpage

Hurricane or Mass Flooding Resources

Materials created by the CDC, EPA, and PAHO to assist environmental health specialists with food safety and shelters after a hurricane or mass flooding event.

  • Food Establishment Form Comm, CFPF | PDF
  • Food Report Test, CFPF | PDF
  • Food Inspection Form, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services | PDF
  • Emergency Repair Form, EPA | PDF
  • Natural Disaster Incident Report Form, EPA | PDF
  • Suggested Questions for Water & Wastewater Form, EPA | PDF
  • Water System Status Report, EPA | PDF
  • Photo Log, EPA | PDF
  • EH Rapid Needs Assessment for Floods Form, PAHO | PDF
  • Shelter Tool Form, CDC | PDF
  • Shelter Tool Instruction Form, CDC | PDF
  • Press Release- Action Alert Hurricanes and Emergency Preparedness: Food Safety Resources Available, NEHA | Webpage

Flood, Fire, Hurricane, and Earthquake Resources

Materials are part of an FDA course created to address concerns related to food safety after events such as flooding, fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes. For additional information, email us at nehatraining@neha.org.

  • Disaster Assessment, Response, and Recovery Checklist, FDA | PDF
  • Minimum Standards for Operation of a Retail Food Establishment While Under a Boil Advisory, FDA | PDF
  • Disaster Survey Form, FDA | PDF
  • Incident Command Report, FDA | PDF
  • 2013 Food Code Spec Sheet, FDA | PDF
  • Response Food Inspections: Large-Scale Tornado Sample Report, FDA | PDF
  • Guidance During Alamosa Water Flush, FDA | PDF
  • Alamosa Water Investigation Template, FDA | PDF