Kansas Secure Food Supply

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has been working with Kansas milk, beef,
and pork producers to develop the Secure Food Supply Plans in conjunction with materials
available through the Center for Food Security and Public Health’s national Secure Food
Supply Plans.

The overall goals of the Secure Food Supply project includes:
• Avoid interruptions in animal/animal product movement to commercial processing from
farms with no evidence of infection during a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak.
• Provide a continuous supply of safe and wholesome food to customers.
• Maintain business continuity for producers, transporters, and food processors through response planning.

The impact of an FAD outbreak on the Kansas agricultural economy would be immense.
Implementing enhanced biosecurity plans can prevent a disease from entering the premises
and will lessen the amount of time needed for KDA to issue a permit to move animals/
animal products in the event of an outbreak in North America. Having plans in place now
will allow management to react faster and implement heightened biosecurity measures.