Food animal health emergency planning

The veterinary profession has a responsibility to ensure the health of food animals and the safety of foods of animal origin to protect the health of American consumers. The potential for bio-and agro-terrorism combined with the threat of natural disasters increases the complexity of that responsibility and requires comprehensive national planning to protect against all potential hazards. Therefore, the AVMA must maintain a leading role in formulating national plans to protect the food and agriculture sector and continue to engage stakeholders in building a cohesive infrastructure.

Relevant AVMA Policy: