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#1 aps

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:07 AM

Hi

 

Please.... i need some clarity!

 

Is bio-security mainly for farms or for cattle slaughter plants aswell.

 

I have been asked by my MD to write a Bio Security procedure for the site but I have not done this before and I was under the impression it was more for farms.

 

Please help me!

 

Thanks


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:43 AM

Hey buddy, I think u need to provide more informations about the background or scope of ur organization.


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

Hi

 

 am a cattle abattoir and cutting plant


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:59 AM

Hi

 

Please.... i need some clarity!

 

Is bio-security mainly for farms or for cattle slaughter plants aswell.

 

I have been asked by my MD to write a Bio Security procedure for the site but I have not done this before and I was under the impression it was more for farms.

 

Please help me!

 

Thanks

 

Hi aps - maybe something like this -

 

Attached File  USDA Food_Defense_Plan for Meat and Poultry Slaughter-Processing Plants.pdf   340.8KB   5 downloads


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:09 PM

Biosecurity is not just for farms, although it is primarily used on farms to prevent the spread of disease onto the farm.  I could see a need for biosecurity in an animal processing operation to keep viruses and bacteria from entering the plant and infecting live animals.  This might just be policies that you already have in place, such as: coming to work in clean clothing and showered, changing into clean clothing when entering work, changing shoes when arriving at work, washing hands, wearing a hair net, beard net, everyone that works at the plant cannot own livestock or pet birds (they can be carriers without showing symptoms).  At our egg production farm we are very strict with our biosecurity practices and rely on every employee following all of them so we can protect our hens.  Having footbaths, hand sanitizers, providing clothing and boots, truck washing, carefully monitoring every visitor, monitoring the movement of every visitor down to the garbage truck entering on site will help prevent the spread of disease.  Food Defense is different than Biosecurity.  You should be able to find basic biosecurity information in your governments documents.  It may be for poultry but the basics are the same for every species.  You won't have to go as far as a farm would, but should be following some steps to keep the animals and people safe that you are working with.


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