College of Veterinary Medicine
Secure Poultry Supply Plan (SPS) is a translation of the science in the Secure Egg (SES), Turkey (STS), and Broiler (SBS) plans into a harmonized permitting approach that can be used in the event of a disease outbreak such as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The SPS helps to avoid interruptions in animal/animal product movement to commercial processing from premises with no evidence of HPAI infection. It helps to assure that there will be a continuous supply of safe and wholesome food to consumers; and it maintains business continuity for producers, transporters, and food processors through response planning. The poultry sector wise-business continuity plans within the SPS plan provide specific science- and risk- based recommendations that emergency decision makers (such as Incident Commanders) can use to rapidly decide whether to issue or deny permits for the movement of egg industry products during an HPAI outbreak.