The SMS Plan was developed to provide guidance when issuing movement permits for milk from dairies with no evidence of FMD infection to processing. This business continuity approach for the dairy industry aligns with your goals of containing disease and controlling its spread while ensuring a secure food supply for consumers.
The SMS Plan acknowledges that decisions will be made by Regulatory Officials based on the unique characteristics of the outbreak. The SMS Plan provides the flexibility for Regulatory Officials to:
- Allow milk to continue to move to processing with or without additional requirements OR
- Stop milk movement and require premises meet requirements to obtain a movement permit.
FMD is not a public health or food safety concern. Meat and milk are safe to eat and drink.
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