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November 22, 2016

National Poultry Improvement Plan adopts minimum biosecurity principles for poultry operations

Following the 2014 and 2015 U.S. outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, biosecurity measures were developed and proposed by the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) General Conference Committee to standardize biosecurity practices in the NPIP. Those biosecurity practices will serve as the minimum biosecurity principles that a poultry operation should follow to adhere to NPIP.  The proposal was presented at the 2016 Biennial Conference and was amended and adopted on the floor by the combined NPIP delegates. The principles also serve as a basis for written site-specific biosecurity plans for poultry farms, which will be required by USDA’s  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The principles will be submitted to USDA for adoption into the Code of Federal Regulations.
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