Action Alert! Hurricanes and Emergency Preparedness: Food Safety Resources Available

Release Date: September 22, 2017

DENVER – Hurricane season is upon us, and has caused devastating effects to the U.S., our territories, the Caribbean, Central America, and around the globe.

Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey have changed the landscapes of our country and neighbors, and we are deeply saddened about the destruction that has occurred over the past several weeks.

These natural disasters are also public health concerns and NEHA is doing as much as possible to provide support and resources to the communities in need.

These FDA resources from the course titled “Food Safety Issues in the Event of Disasters” contain valuable information to help address concerns related to food safety after events such as flooding, fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes. NEHA is making this information available at to download and use, as our nation’s environmental workforce works to provide food, water, and shelter to those who have felt the devastating effects of the storms. 

The resources available include:

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

Our thoughts are with the families and communities that have been affected, we are grateful to have resources to help.

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Release Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017