In the event foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is diagnosed in the United States, an animal health emergency will be declared. Livestock and allied industries will feel the immediate impacts of animal and animal product movement restrictions. To minimize the impact, industry partnered with government and academia to create the Secure Milk Supply (SMS) Plan for Continuity of Business. Since FMD is not a public health or food safety concern, continued movement of milk in a biosecure manner to processing will allow this just-in-time product to reach consumers.

Goals of the Voluntary SMS Plan:

  • Maintain business continuity for dairy producers, haulers, and processors during an FMD outbreak,
  • Minimize disease spread, and
  • Assure a continuous supply of milk and milk products to consumers.

For more information:

NEW: SMS Plan for Continuity of Business:August 2017

NEW: SMS Plan Overview (English): Video (10:34 mins) | Handout

SMS Plan Webinar: October 2016 (53:41 mins)

FMD: What Dairy Producers Need to Know (English): Handout

Biosecurity Performance Standards for Raw Milk Collection and Transport:
Updated April 2016

Pro-Active Risk Assessment Results Summary:April 2016

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