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Biosecurity Plan Audits for Poultry Producers due by September 20, 2020

Reprinted at the request: Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory and The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Veterinary Services (USDA-APHIS-VS) is giving poultry producers until September 20, 2020 to have a written biosecurity plan in place, audited and rated satisfactory. This is a requirement of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (Board) is responsible for the biosecurity auditing process in Minnesota. If you would like to have a biosecurity plan audit conducted and have not been contacted by the Board:  Please call their office at 320-231-5170 or email them at so they can provide you the necessary information, details and timeline. The biosecurity plan audits are paper audits, no site visits are required. Why poultry producers should complete an audit by September 20, 2020: Producers without an audit will not be eligible for USDA-APHIS-VS indemnity or co