Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments

Practical guidance for retail grocery and food service establishments to plan and respond to emergencies that create the potential for an imminent health hazard. Produced by Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, Macomb County Health Department, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Michigan Restaurant Association, and the Oakland County Health Department.


These documents are in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).

This guide contains Emergency Action Plans for:

  • Interruption of Electrical Service

  • Interruption of Water Service

  • Contaminated Water Supply (Biological)

  • Sewage Back-up

  • Fire

  • Flood

Download the Emergency Action Plan for Retail Food Establishment Document in:

Imminent Health Hazard, Emergency Response Reference For Regulators

This guide has been developed to assist food regulatory agencies in the coordination of emergency management efforts to better protect public health and to minimize the economic impact of widespread emergency events. Specific objectives include: 1. Identify the procedures that should be followed in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent health hazard, and 2. Clarify the roles and responsibilities of both the public and pivate sectors (food regulatory agencies and food establishment operators). Follow this link to the: Imminent Health Hazard, Emergency Response Reference For Regulators.

Flip Chart of Emergency Procedures

Food retailers face increased challenges to consistently meet legal requirements during emergency incidents.  This basic food security and safety emergency resource was developed by food retailers for food retailers.  It has two basic goals: 1. To improve store-level responses to some of the more common emergencies, and 2. To improve coordination between store employees and government emergency responders.  Follow this link to the Flip Chart of Emergency Procedures.