Emergency Preparedness: School Food Service

Cleaning and Sanitizing With Bleach after an Emergency

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guidance for cleaning surfaces following a disaster.


Biosecurity Checklist for School Foodservice Programs: Developing a Biosecurity Management Plan

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Guidelines for creating a biosecurity management team and plan.


Food Safety During Power Outages in Food Establishments

Minnesota Department of Health.

Provides recommendations for food safety during an extended power outage (more than two hours) in a food service establishment.


Customizable Biosecurity Checklist for School Foodservice Programs

National Food Service Management Institute.

This Web site allows you to customize the USDA Food and Nutrition Service's Biosecurity Checklist for School Foodservice Programs.


Food Safety and Security: What Consumers Need to Know

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service

Guidance on how to keep your home and family safe from food safety-related emergencies.


Emergency Management Satellite Seminar

National Food Service Management Institute.

Includes forms to create communication plans and emergency contact lists.


Emergency Readiness Plan: A Guide for School Food Service Operations

National Food Service Management Institute.

Includes fill-in, printable forms and 15-minute When Disaster Strikes training video.


Food and Water in an Emergency (PDF | 589 KB)

Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Topics include emergency outdoor water sources, ways to purify water, how to cook when the power goes out, and more. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.


Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags (PDF | 432 KB)

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Services.

Provides a list of foods that require no cooking.


Food Defense: Developing A Biosecurity Management Plan

National Food Service Management Institute.

Video guides school foodservice professionals in developing a biosecurity management plan.


Keeping Food Safe During An Emergency

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Includes FAQs and a chart on what to save and what to toss following a power outage.


Identifying Emergency Preparedness and Readiness to Respond to Issues Faced by School Nutrition Professionals (PDF | 69.29 KB)

National Food Service Management Institute

A resource for assistant school nutrition professionals in identifying emergency preparedness and readiness to respond to issues that can occur in a school setting.