Requirements to Participate

Requirements to Participate

Requirements to Participate

General Information:

  Participation is voluntary.

  Certificate holders will be US pork producers and packing (slaughter) facilities electing to participate.

  Producer and slaughter facility participation is at the level of a given premises (geographic location).

  Slaughter facilities will not be required to have 100% of their supply chain originating from ASF-CSF Monitored Certified farm sites to participate in this pilot project.

Requirements for Certification:

 While the specific requirements for certification will be drafted by the US SHIP Technical Committees and ultimately determined by the US SHIP House of Delegates, the bullet points below provide a summary of the core aspects of certification.

    • Enrolled and meeting defined program requirements for certification.

    • Valid Veterinary Client-Patient Relationship with a licensed and accredited veterinarian (for producers)

    • Achieving program sanitary (biosecurity) standards addressing each of the following areas:

      • Feed supply

      • On-farm practices

      • Live animal transport

      • Movement to slaughter

    • Attaining program traceability standards.

      • Premises level (PIN and current farm or slaughter facility demographic information in ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program database)

      • Swine movements (available in electronic format for CSV/Excel file upload as needed)

    • Remaining current on program-specific ASF-CSF surveillance testing requirements that utilize contemporary sampling strategies and diagnostic testing methods to demonstrate evidence of freedom of disease among participating pork producer farm sites, supply chains to packing (slaughter) facilities, and states.

      • Ongoing and well-defined ASF-CSF surveillance testing requirements will vary by farm type and the ASF-CSF status of the US.

      • ASF-CSF testing can only be conducted at participating USDA NAHLN laboratories certified to conduct ASF-CSF testing for the USDA.

        • All ASF-CSF test results will be accessible (reported) to the appropriate State Animal Health Official (SAHO) and USDA officials.

        • Any non-negative ASF-CSF test results that arise through this ongoing surveillance and testing outside of ASF-CSF control areas would go through conventional USDA ASF-CSF confirmatory testing and reporting procedures.

      • ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program surveillance testing is intended to complement ongoing systems of FAD surveillance across the US and specifically support the following efforts:

        • ASF-CSF preparedness and surveillance efforts on an ongoing basis.

        • Continuity of business and demonstrating evidence of freedom of ASF-CSF outside of ASF-CSF control areas.

General Information:

  Participation is voluntary.

  Certificate holders will be US pork producers and packing (slaughter) facilities electing to participate.

  Producer and slaughter facility participation is at the level of a given premises (geographic location).

  Slaughter facilities will not be required to have 100% of their supply chain originating from ASF-CSF Monitored Certified farm sites to participate in this pilot project.

Requirements for Certification:

 While the specific requirements for certification will be drafted by the US SHIP Technical Committees and ultimately determined by the US SHIP House of Delegates, the bullet points below provide a summary of the core aspects of certification.

    • Enrolled and meeting defined program requirements for certification.

    • Valid Veterinary Client-Patient Relationship with a licensed and accredited veterinarian (for producers)

    • Achieving program sanitary (biosecurity) standards addressing each of the following areas:

      • Feed supply
      • On-farm practices
      • Live animal transport
      • Movement to slaughter
    • Attaining program traceability standards.

      • Premises level (PIN and current farm or slaughter facility demographic information in ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program database)
      • Swine movements (available in electronic format for CSV/Excel file upload as needed)
    • Remaining current on program-specific ASF-CSF surveillance testing requirements that utilize contemporary sampling strategies and diagnostic testing methods to demonstrate evidence of freedom of disease among participating pork producer farm sites, supply chains to packing (slaughter) facilities, and states.

      • Ongoing and well-defined ASF-CSF surveillance testing requirements will vary by farm type and the ASF-CSF status of the US.
      • ASF-CSF testing can only be conducted at participating USDA NAHLN laboratories certified to conduct ASF-CSF testing for the USDA.
        • All ASF-CSF test results will be accessible (reported) to the appropriate State Animal Health Official (SAHO) and USDA officials.
        • Any non-negative ASF-CSF test results that arise through this ongoing surveillance and testing outside of ASF-CSF control areas would go through conventional USDA ASF-CSF confirmatory testing and reporting procedures.
      • ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program surveillance testing is intended to complement ongoing systems of FAD surveillance across the US and specifically support the following efforts:
        • ASF-CSF preparedness and surveillance efforts on an ongoing basis.
        • Continuity of business and demonstrating evidence of freedom of ASF-CSF outside of ASF-CSF control areas.