GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH 18/02/21 Trust, risk, and the challenge of information sharing during a health emergency. One of the cornerstones of outbreak response is timely and transparent information sharing.
Successful pandemic response depends on states rapidly communicating accurate information, including pathogen identification, incidence, transmission patterns, and mortality to the international community, via the World Health Organization (WHO). This information allows other states and international organizations to implement targeted and comprehensive control measures as quickly as possible. Effective communication and information sharing can also help combat the spread of ‘viral fake news’ and the ‘infodemic’ of misinformation and inaccurate and sensationalized accounts [1, 2].
Information sharing has been especially vital during the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, an easily transmissible and deadly disease which has spread in an era of ubiquitous media and communications technology. The consequences of reporting The economic impacts of infectious disease pandemics are well documented. FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE - AVRIL 2019 - Rethinking the Future of Food Recalls. Cover Story | February/March 2019 By William K.
Hallman, Ph.D., and Cara L. Cuite, Ph.D. Food recalls are an important tool that can be used to protect the public from exposures to potentially unsafe products. Yet, carrying out an effective recall presents obvious challenges. However, once products have been sold to the public, the most significant challenge involves getting individual consumers to look for, correctly recognize, and discard or return food products that might make them ill. International Food Safety & Quality Network VIA YOUTUBE 23/08/19 Fast method to define and test recall and withdrawal procedures.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 21/08/18 An Augmented Risk Information Seeking Model: Perceived Food Safety Risk Related to Food Recalls. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SAFETY - 2016 - Risk assessment terminology: risk communication part 1. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SAFETY - 2016 - Risk assessment terminology: risk communication part 2. CAMPDENDRI_CO_UK - MAI 2014 - A holistic approach to food and drink risk management.
SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF LOGISTICS - 2014 - Food quality and safety management. AMRICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE 02/09/15 NEW REPORT: FOOD INDUSTRY’S DRIVE FOR PROFITS OVER SAFETY HAS FUELED SERIES OF ILLNESS OUTBREAKS, PUTS PUBLIC AT RISK. Washington, DC— Food manufacturers have created dangerous production systems that are sending Americans to the hospital all too often, a new report today by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) says.
Because regulators have been unable to keep up with an ever-changing industry, the civil justice system has become consumers’ most important protection against unsafe food. “American consumers expect and deserve safe food. Yet, time and again, food producers have cut corners on food safety knowing full well that tainted products cause serious illness or even death. Cutting corners puts profits over people and that’s unforgivable when it comes to our food supply. Parents should never have to be worry about the safety of the peanut butter or ice cream they feed their children,” said Larry Tawwater, President of AAJ. FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE – OCT 2014 - Food Safety Culture: Insurance Against Catastrophe. Cover Story | October/November 2014 By Gary Ades, Ph.D., Ken Leith and Patti Leith, M.A.
For food safety to succeed in an organization, the most important element is management commitment. Commitment to specific areas is a defining element of a company’s culture. Shifting commitments will change a company’s culture. One of the ways to influence change is through organizational responsibilities, along with the inherent metrics to measure success. Culture is patterned after what people talk about, but it is shaped by what is measured and rewarded. Measures include more obvious numeric (hard) results such as impact on the business, no recalls, better quality, higher productivity, increased customer satisfaction, longer shelf life and better audit scores.
Why Do It? If an organization has to be reactive in its approach to food safety, it is likely that a catastrophic event has already occurred. Why Don’t We Do It? International risk governance council - 2009 - Risk Governance Deficits - An analysis and illustration of the most common defici. AFSCA Symposium, Brussels 25/11/11 Evaluation of Microbiological Risks in the Food Industry: Tools to support Safety Assessments. BMC Public Health 2008, 8:308 Worldwide food recall patterns over an eleven month period: A country perspective.
Network analyses With the rapid improvement in computational power, network analysis has become a useful tool to analyze complex information for underlying structure or patterns, otherwise undetectable with descriptive analyses .
Information on the network size, connections, and structural properties such as the number of layers or cluster formations is capable of revealing important collective information about the system . Mathematical manipulations utilised in this paper can be equally applied to data containing hundreds (such as the present data), thousands or millions of data points (nodes) which can be visualised by graphical methods. Owing to the recently discovered similarities in structural properties among different systems, ranging from social groups through scientific collaboration, traffic, and neural networks to metabolic networks and food webs, describing these systems by their network properties has turned to be highly instrumental .
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