What is the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan?
The SPS plan is a voluntary initiative to provide commercial pork producers with a workable continuity of business plan in the event of a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) outbreak. The plan outlines emergency disease preparedness and how to work with state and federal animal health officials. It also builds consumer confidence by proving producers can provide a safe supply of pork.
Why is the plan necessary?
A FAD outbreak is the U.S. is reasonably likely to happen, which could trigger catastrophic consequences. In the event of a FAD outbreak, movement of swine will be restricted. To maintain continuity of business it will be critical for producers to be able to move pigs to the next stage of production or to market. Preparing for such an event by participation in the Secure Pork Supply plan offers producers the best opportunity to meet the expectations of animal health officials and demonstrate that their pigs are safe to move.
What are the components of the Secure Pork Supply Plan?
Traceability and Movement Management.
Foreign Animal Disease Training, Response, and Surveillance.
What resources are available to get started on the Secure Pork Supply Plan?
Go to www.securepork.org to review the details of the program.