Food Hygiene

Ensuring and promoting food safety during the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2010 Aug;7(8):981-3.

Ensuring and promoting food safety during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Moy GGHan FChen J.

gerald.moy@gmail.com

Abstract

In preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Chinese authorities undertook a range of measures to strengthen food safety along the entire food supply continuum from production to consumption to protect the large number of athletes and spectators anticipated. In addition, food safety promotion campaigns targeting Olympic visitors as well as Beijing residents were carried out. Based on an assessment of various indicators, these efforts were successful in reducing the risk of foodborne disease during the Beijing Olympics and promoting safer food for Beijing residents. The food safety experiences of the 2008 Beijing Olympics might be usefully applied to major sporting events and mass gatherings in the future.

 

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Written by geraldmoy

March 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm