EU Legislation on Food and Potable Water Safety which could be Potentially Applied on Board Ferries and Cruise Ships: A Comparison with US Legislation
AuthorArvanitoyannis, I. S.; Hadjichristodoulou, C.; Tserkezou, P.; Mouchtouri, V.; Kremastinou, J.; Nichols, G.
The high number of people moving around by ferries and cruise ships in conjunction with great amounts of food and potable water transported (occasionally overloaded) and consumed by passengers constitute a possible risk for communicable diseases. Another issue of equally great importance is the food handlers who come from diverse origin and have a different mentality, habits, and background. In this paper an attempt is made to present comparatively EU and US legislation that could be potentially applicable to passenger ships food premises and potable water supplies. Moreover, food and water related hazards, not currently covered by EU legislation, were assessed together with US legislation and other guidelines for cruise ships.