KDA To Host Next Webinar In Secure Food Supply Plan Series

September 13, 2023

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Animal Health has been hosting a webinar series throughout the year focused on secure food supply (SFS) plans. The next session in the series will be held September 26 from noon to 1:00 p.m. During the webinar, Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Justin Smith will discuss stop movement orders and the role they would play in a disease outbreak.

SFS plans, including those for beef, pork and dairy, are designed to promote continuity of business during a foreign animal disease outbreak through the implementation of enhanced biosecurity plans. These plans provide an opportunity to voluntarily prepare before an outbreak occurs and can aid in preventing a disease from entering the designated premises. Furthermore, having an SFS plan in place will offer livestock producers eligibility to receive a permit for moving animals and animal-related products upon approval from KDA.

The upcoming webinar is free, but registration is required. To register, click here. For questions or more information, contact KDA Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Kelly Oliver at [email protected].