Food Chain Defense and Its Potential Implications on Traditional Foods: The Portuguese Case

  • Alexandra Veiga
  • José Empis
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Traditional foods are presented as important components of local diets characterised by unique dispersed production, hence providing specific scenarios of compliance with Food Safety and Food Defense practices. The evolution of attitudes towards Food Safety and Food Defense during the last years, with the concomitant and resulting legislative changes, has affected traditional foods. Their present and future consequences for the production and consumption of these important cultural, societal and economical components of local diets are discussed, and the Portuguese case is presented in more detail.


European Union Food Safety Terrorist Attack Risk Communication European Food Safety Authority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Tecnologia Química e BiológicaUniversidade Nova de LisboaOeirasPortugal
  2. 2.Institute for Biotechnology and BioengineeringCEQB do ISTLisboaPortugal

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