The purpose of the workshop was to share national practice and experience on the use of different tools (handbooks, late phase models etc.) during a crisis with focus on operational implementation and use, interpretation and verification of results and production of decision basis.
The main goal was to establish a common ground to better understand how these are used in the different countries, identify differences and exchange knowledge to increase competence.
Second goal was to gather stakeholders and authorities with interest or responsibility for countermeasures against radioactive contamination of food products to share experience in different topics as:
• Cooperation among stakeholders and organisations responsible for food safety in each country
• Adaptation of the Euranos handbook "Countermeasures for the management of food production systems" to national conditions and implementation of the handbook in each country
• Establishing a Nordic network for food authorities and radiation protection authorities responsible for food safety with respect to radioactivity
There were 23 participants representing all the Nordic countries. Some of the speakers present were Klas Rosèn (SLU), Kasper Andersson (RISØ), representatives from the Nordic food authorities and Ministries, representatives from the radiation protection authorities and one speaker from the food industry.