The SBS Plan was developed to provide guidance on issuing movement permits for animals moving from production sites with no evidence of FMD infection to another site and to harvest. This business continuity approach for the beef industry aligns with Regulatory Officials’ goals of containing disease and controlling its spread while ensuring a secure food supply for consumers. The SBS Plan acknowledges that decisions will be made by Regulatory Officials based on the unique characteristics of the outbreak.
The results from a survey of State Animal Health Officials conducted in 2015 describes 37 states’ level of preparedness for managing livestock movements.
FMD is not a public health or food safety concern. Meat is safe to eat.
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