Kansas Secure Pork Supply Plan

The Kansas Secure Pork Supply Plan (KS SPS Plan) is a tool for the Kansas Swine Industry to be implemented for guidance when moving animals from uninfected farms during a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), Classic Swine Fever (CSF), or African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in North America. The movement of animals with guidance from this document will help to support the economic viability of the Kansas swine industry during an outbreak.

The goals of the KS SPS Plan are to:

  • Support the economic viability of the Kansas swine industry during and after an FMD, CSF or ASF outbreak
  • Provide for efficient and effective response to minimize disease spread
  • Support a continuous supply of pork to consumers
  • Provide guidance to reduce disease spread throughout livestock sectors once stop movement orders are lifted
KS SPS Plan Document

KS SPS Plan Components

Biosecurity
Existing biosecurity plans for facilities may offer protection against endemic diseases but heightened precautions are needed for foreign animal diseases (FADs) such as FMD, CSF and ASF. Enhanced biosecurity recommendations are outlined in the Kansas Swine Facility Biosecurity Guide and the Self-Assessment Checklist for Enhanced Biosecurity based on the known exposure routes for FADs. These documents emphasize three concepts that all swine operations should be ready to implement in the event of an FAD outbreak in the U.S.:

  1. Identification of a biosecurity manager,
  2. A written operation-specific biosecurity plan
  3. The demarcation of a Line of Separation (LOS)

    Guidance

    Swine Facility Biosecurity Guidance

    Checklist
    Self-Assessment Checklist for Enhanced Biosecurity

    Operation-Specific Plan Template

    Secure Pork Website - Customizable Templates

    Video

    Implementing Enhanced Biosecurity During an FAD Outbreak


Surveillance

Surveillance in the KS SPS Plan is the ability to demonstrate a lack of evidence of an FAD infection in order to request a movement permit. Other producers, and those managing the disease outbreak, want some assurances that the swine are not infected and able to spread FAD.


Training
Participants in the Kansas Secure Pork Supply Plan project are required to train employees on general disease reporting, biosecurity principles and practices, and FAD surveillance. Employees must be trained upon hire and then on an annual basis. Training records must be maintained by the operation to be eligible for official plan participation and potential emergency animal movement permits.

Auditing
Participants in the Kansas Secure Pork Supply Plan will be required to pass an annual audit completed by the Kansas Animal Health Commissioner or his designee. Audit requirements will be made available for each participating operation prior to audit completion.

Communication
Should an FAD outbreak occur in the U.S., it will be critical to educate and inform consumers, media and other stakeholders about FADs. It is recommended that each operation create a Crisis Communication Plan to address an FAD outbreak, or any number of other potential hazards that could affect an operation.

Movement Permitting
KDA will set up an online information sharing center and provide public information news releases for producers, stakeholders and the public at the start of and during an outbreak. There will be multiple ways for producers to request a movement permit for animals: via telephone, through an internet link to access an online form, or by contacting the animal health field personnel providing service to that premises. 

Producers should be prepared to have the following information available upon request prior to issuance of movement permit:

  • A completed copy of the Enhanced Biosecurity Checklist and the site-specific enhanced biosecurity plan.
  • Completed and approved Kansas Secure Pork Supply Plan Audit (pre-event).
  • Laboratory results from samples tested, if required for movement.
  • A completed copy of the Kansas Emergency Animal Movement Permit and supporting documentation for submission.
    • Information demonstrating normal health status for the animals on the production site involved (e.g., herd health monitoring documents and/or certificate of veterinary inspection signed by an accredited veterinarian)
    • Premises logs recording movement of people, animals and equipment for a minimum of 4 weeks
    • Additional supporting documentation illustrating biosecurity practices implemented since the Kansas Secure Pork Supply Plan Audit (training, logs, etc.)

KS SPS Participating Operations

For an operation to be listed as a Kansas Secure Pork Supply Participating Operation, an operation-specific biosecurity plan must be created and submitted to KDA for review and approval, a biosecurity manager must be identified, and a KDA-approved audit must be successfully completed.

 

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Get Involved

Swine producers and operations across Kansas are encouraged to participate in the voluntary Kansas Secure Pork Supply Plan process. Those wishing to start a plan or simply learn more about the process are encouraged to contact David Hogg, assistant emergency management coordinator, Kansas Department of Agriculture, at david.hogg@ks.gov or 785-564-7468 or 785-473-6097.

Process Steps
  1. Contact the KDA SPS Plan specialist to begin the process of working on a plan.
  2. Schedule an employee orientation with key operation personnel and a KDA representative to discuss the purpose of the plan and to answer any questions that operation management may have.
  3. Designate an operation-specific biosecurity manager and key contact to work with KDA personnel.
  4. Work with KDA personnel or interns to develop an operation-specific biosecurity plan.
  5. Submit the draft operation-specific biosecurity plan to KDA for review and initial approval.
  6. Begin training employees to meet plan training requirements.
  7. Make any operational changes or purchases needed to comply with operation-specific biosecurity plan.
  8. Exercise your plan through a site-specific drill, tabletop exercise, or through participation in the annual KDA IMT functional exercise.
  9. Request an official plan audit by KDA.
  10. Prepare to enact the operation-specific biosecurity plan in the event of an FAD outbreak.


Timeline

It is expected that the total timeline, from initiating a plan until full plan compliance and completion, will likely take the average operation working with KDA personnel between 3 and 9 months.

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