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Farm Enhanced Biosecurity Plan Guide

This website will assist dairy and poultry farmers in developing their own enhanced biosecurity plans.

This farm premises biosecurity plan builder website is intended to assist the Biosecurity Manager in developing a premises-specific biosecurity plan that addresses daily biosecurity requirements for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Indemnity program, the Shell Egg Food Safety Program, the FDA Egg rule, the California Egg Quality Assurance Program (CEQAP), and the enhanced biosecurity requirements of the California Secure Food Supply (SFS) program.

The Impact of Animal Disease


Why Do I Need a Biosecurity Plan?

Proper and adequate biosecurity measures are necessary for the prevention of disease spread during daily practices and during an outbreak of a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) or Notifiable Animal Disease (NAD) as well as to mitigate foodborne illness. The main principles of biosecurity including establishing clean and dirty areas, controlling movements between areas, controlling stray animals and pests, proper cleaning and disinfection, and monitoring for animal health and disease are the same for daily biosecurity as well as during an outbreak. However, during an outbreak of an infectious disease, because the consequences of disease spread is higher, the biosecurity requirements must be more rigorous than routine daily biosecurity practices.

During an FAD/NAD outbreak, a premises in a Control Area must have an approved, activated, and verified site specific Enhanced Biosecurity Plan to receive a Product Movement Permit (PMP) for animals or animal products. Additionally, a premises that wants to move animals or animal products into an established Control Area must also have an approved, activated, and verified site specific Enhanced Biosecurity Plan.

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