This report presents EFSA activities related to food and feed safety crisis preparedness and urgentr esponses. In 2011, one training exercise, in collaboration with the European Commission, Member States and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control was organised to raise awareness amongst EFSA response personnel of the principles of crisis response in the context of urgent risk assessment. In the same period, EFSA received one urgent request from the European Commission regarding an unusually large outbreak of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli serotype O104:H4 in France and Germany. The response to the urgent request included careful consumer advice about risk mitigation and prevention and was delivered as public notices and EFSA statements online within statutory timeframes.
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications:
8 May 2012
30 May 2011