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Disaster and Emergency Planning Tools and Resources

Hurricane

In light of recent natural disasters, we’re providing a collection of tips, resources and courses on food safety and emergency planning to help food, nutrition and medical professionals prepare and survive during emergency situations.

Food Product Dating

United States Department of Agriculture

These tips from the USDA can help you keep food safe and reduce food waste in emergency situations. This article explains the different terms used on food labels to describe the dates, how manufacturers determine the dates and how you can decide if foods are safe for consumption after the dates have passed.

Food Safety in the Home After a Hurricane and Flooding

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Inspecting food, water, and food preparation areas after a hurricane or flooding is essential to maintaining health and safety among patients. Floodwater often contains contaminants, so there are several steps you should take to ensure food items, preparation areas, appliances and water sources are discarded or thoroughly disinfected.

Free 3-Day Emergency Meal Planning Tool

Becky Dorner & Associates

This free tool includes a sample menu shell, a suggested emergency menu pattern, menu notes, sample emergency supplies, and a 3-day emergency meal plan—all designed specifically for food and nutrition professionals to assure needed items are on hand, organized and safe during an emergency such as a flood, tornado or hurricane.

Learn More with Our CPE Self-Study Courses

Emergency/Disaster Planning for Food and Dining Services

The key to surviving during a disaster and moving forward after a disaster is advance planning. Providing a safe food and water supply is vitally important to facility operations in the event of any type of emergency.

The Food Safety Book: What You Don’t Know Could Kill You Course

Thorough in its design, this self-study course and manual will expand your knowledge of clinical documentation, menus, food production and safety, personnel training, sanitation, infection control, disaster planning, quality assurance/performance improvement, regulatory guidelines and more.

Policy & Procedure Manual for Healthcare Facilities Course

Thorough in its design, this self-study course and manual will expand your knowledge of clinical documentation, menus, food production and safety, personnel training, sanitation, infection control, disaster planning, quality assurance/performance improvement, regulatory guidelines and more.

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