SMS 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 Milk Supply (SMS) Plan for Continuity of Business provides opportunities to voluntarily prepare before an outbreak. This will better position dairy premises with cattle that have no evidence of infection to:

  • Limit exposure of their animals through enhanced biosecurity,
  • Move raw milk to processing under a movement permit issued by Regulatory Officials, and
  • Maintain business continuity for the dairy industry, including producers, haulers, and processors during an FMD outbreak.

Read the SMS Plan!

10-page SMS Plan

1-page SMS Plan Handout
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Learn about FMD!

1-page FMD Handout
English | Spanish

FMD Videos (9 minutes)
Video in English | Video in Spanish

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