Home

In the News

  1. lightening and power lines

    Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

    Aug 7, 2020

    The FDA has released a document that shares the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage:

    https://www.fda.gov/media/72124/download

    To learn more about food safety during power outages, watch the video below from the FDA:

In the Spotlight

By Ariel Garsow

Individuals in low- and middle income countries experience a disproportionate burden of foodborne disease (Havelaar et al. 2015). In other words, individuals with lack of access to financial or other resources experience more frequent or severe foodborne disease for a longer period of time. With the additional environmental stressors of COVID-19, an increasing amount of individuals will experience food insecurity. Being food secure means having access at all times to safe, nutritious food that is appropriate for one’s culture and lifestyle (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 2020).

Pre-pandemic, 820 million people worldwide were identified as food insecure (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2019), 135 million of whom were acutely food insecure in levels of crisis, emergency or famine (Food Security and Information Network, Global Network Against Food Crises 2020).