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

Veiga A., Empis J.

Conference of NATO NFA Pilot Study in a Series of Meetings on Food Chain Security, Antalya, Turkey, 19 - 20 September 2008, pp.129-131 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-90-481-9558-9_10
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-131
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


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.