Saúde e Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0104-1290
BELIK, Walter. Prospects for food and nutricional safety in Brazil. Saude soc. [online]. 2003, vol.12, n.1, pp. 12-20. ISSN 0104-1290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902003000100004.
This paper makes an assessment on the concept of Food Safety demonstrating how its definition establishes limits and priorities for the social policies. Considering that it is the duty of the state to guarantee the access of all the citizens to enough quality food on a regular basic this article presents the design of the Zero Hunger Program adopted by the Brazilian government in 2003. Regarding this objective this paper detail the metodology used to evaluate the Brazilian population at risk and depicts each action that is being currently undertaken by the program. Finally, conclusions on the subject are presented.
Keywords : Food Security; Food Safety; Hunger; Poverty; Social Policy.