SBS Plan for Continuity of Business

If foot and mouth disease (FMD) is found in United States livestock, Regulatory Officials will limit the movement of animals and animal products to try and control the spread of this very contagious animal disease.

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is not a public health or food safety concern. Meat and milk are safe to eat and drink.

The Secure Beef Supply (SBS) Plan for Continuity of Business provides opportunities to voluntarily prepare before an outbreak. This will better position beef premises with cattle that have no evidence of infection to:

  • Move animals to processing or another premises under a movement permit issued by Regulatory Officials, and
  • Maintain business continuity for the beef industry, including producers, haulers, and packers during an FMD outbreak.

Read the SBS Plan! SBS Booklet | 7-page SBS Plan1-page SBS Plan Handout (English) I 1-page SBS Plan Handout (Spanish)

Watch! SBS Plan Overview Video (6:51 mins) I Webinar (51:25 mins)

Learn about FMD!  FMD Video in English (7:36 mins) I 1-page FMD Handout (English) I 1-page FMD Handout (Spanish)More disease information

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