An explorative study regarding the individual response to terrorism risk perception on food chain security - a social-cognitive perspective in case of Romania and Turkey

Stanescu D. F., Stanciugelu I., ALPAS H., BOZOĞLU T. F.

International Political Science Conference on Governing for the Future - Interdisciplinary Perspectives for a Sustainable World, Bucharest, Romania, 9 - 12 June 2016, pp.203-209 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Bucharest
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-209
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In 2002, World Health Organization published "Terrorist Threats to Food", which was intended primarily for policy-makers in national governments with responsibilities for ensuring food safety, and was designed to assist them in incorporating considerations of food terrorism into existing food safety systems. In this context, food terrorism was defined as 'an act or threat of deliberate contamination of food for human consumption with biological, chemical and physical agents or radio-nuclear (CBRNE) materials for the purpose of causing injury or death to civilian populations and/or disrupting social, economic or political stability'.