Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

Program Participants – US Pork Producers and Packers (Slaughter Facilities)

Formative Stages of Program (Fall 2020)

      • Complete 5-question on-line interest survey that serves to identify the US Producer, Packers (Slaughter Facilities), and States who would like to have their interests represented in the initial US SHIP House of Delegates.

      • Discuss interest level amongst US pork industry participants (Producers, Packers, & State Animal Health Officials) in the state(s) in which you produce or slaughter pigs.

After Program Start-Up (Q2 2021)

    • Enroll

    • Meet or exceed requirements for certifications held

    • Ability to verify compliance (as needed)

State Animal Health Officials

Formative Stages of Program (Fall 2020)

    • Complete 5-question on-line interest survey that serves to identify the US Producer, Packers (Slaughter Facilities), and States who would like to have their interests represented in the initial US SHIP House of Delegates.

    • Discuss interest level amongst US pork industry participants (Producers, Packers, & State Animal Health Officials) in your state.

After Program Start-Up (Q2 2021)

    • Provide support to the US SHIP ASF-CSF Monitored Program- Official State Agency

Swine Interest – Practicing Veterinarians

Formative Stages of Program (Fall 2020)

    • Share and discuss this US SHIP ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program your respective pork producer clientele.

After Program Start-Up (Q2 2021)

    • Provision of support to US pork producer clients electing to pursue certification.

US SHIP, ASF-CSF Monitored Program- Official State Agency

Each participating state will be responsible for designating an entity to house and administer this pilot program (i.e., US SHIP, ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program Official State Agency).

    • Administer program to meet needs of US pork industry participants in their state.

    • Maintain list of participants & participant information

    • Confer certifications / verify participant status (as determined or needed)

US SHIP – Program Administration (Team of Pilot Project Investigators & Program Staff)

    • Facilitate central program development, US SHIP Technical Committees, US SHIP House of Delegates and support to US SHIP Official State Agencies

    • Keeping US SHIP ASF Monitored Certification Program standards and certification requirement documents up to date.

    • Providing participating ASF Monitored Certification Program Official State Agencies access to an optional software platform for maintaining pilot program participant information and status

    • Aggregating participant information from US SHIP – ASF Monitored Certification Program Official State Agencies for summary level (pilot program-wide) reporting.

US SHIP Technical Advisory Committees

Subject Matter Experts appointed by the ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program Administration that will serve to draft program standards and requirements of certification for consideration by an ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program House of Delegates. The Focus areas of Technical Advisory Committees:

    • Sanitary Standards

         Feed Supply

         On-Farm

         Live haul

         Movement to slaughter

    • Surveillance & Diagnostics

    • Traceability standards beyond current mandatory requirements

    • Glossary of US SHIP, ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program terminology

US SHIP House of Delegates

    • The US SHIP House of Delegates is the decision making body composed of US pork industry participant representing each participating state that ultimately determines program content, direction, and requirements for certification by majority vote.

    • The number of voting delegate positions for each participating state will be proportionate to the number of NASS-enumerated swine in their respective state (e.g., similar to number of eligible voting delegates at the National Pork Industry Forum).

    • Voting delegates representing each participating state are to be appointed by each participating state’s pork producer association. If a participating state does not have an active pork producer association, delegate selection will be deferred to the respective state’s Department of Agriculture.

    • Each participating state’s voting delegation will be inclusive of the State Animal Health Official or their designee.

    • State level participation in this pilot US SHIP, ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program will be determined by the State Animal Health Official.

USDA Veterinary Services

    • Provide input to and participation in US SHIP Technical Advisory Committees

    • Final review and approval of Program Standards derived from US House of Delegates.

Program Participants – US Pork Producers and Packers (Slaughter Facilities)

Formative Stages of Program (Fall 2020)

    • Complete 5-question on-line interest survey that serves to identify the US Producer, Packers (Slaughter Facilities), and States who would like to have their interests represented in the initial US SHIP House of Delegates.
    • Discuss interest level amongst US pork industry participants (Producers, Packers, & State Animal Health Officials) in the state(s) in which you produce or slaughter pigs.

  After Program Start-Up (Q2 2021)

    • Enroll
    • Meet or exceed requirements for certifications held
    • Ability to verify compliance (as needed)

State Animal Health Officials

Formative Stages of Program (Fall 2020)

    • Complete 5-question on-line interest survey that serves to identify the US Producer, Packers (Slaughter Facilities), and States who would like to have their interests represented in the initial US SHIP House of Delegates.
    • Discuss interest level amongst US pork industry participants (Producers, Packers, & State Animal Health Officials) in your state.

After Program Start-Up (Q2 2021)

    • Provide support to the US SHIP ASF-CSF Monitored Program- Official State Agency

Swine Interest – Practicing Veterinarians

Formative Stages of Program (Fall 2020)

    • Share and discuss this US SHIP ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program your respective pork producer clientele.

After Program Start-Up (Q2 2021)

    • Provision of support to US pork producer clients electing to pursue certification.

US SHIP, ASF-CSF Monitored Program- Official State Agency

Each participating state will be responsible for designating an entity to house and administer this pilot program (i.e., US SHIP, ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program Official State Agency).

    • Administer program to meet needs of US pork industry participants in their state.
    • Maintain list of participants & participant information
    • Confer certifications / verify participant status (as determined or needed)

US SHIP – Program Administration (Team of Pilot Project Investigators & Program Staff)

    • Facilitate central program development, US SHIP Technical Committees, US SHIP House of Delegates and support to US SHIP Official State Agencies
    • Keeping US SHIP ASF Monitored Certification Program standards and certification requirement documents up to date.
    • Providing participating ASF Monitored Certification Program Official State Agencies access to an optional software platform for maintaining pilot program participant information and status
    • Aggregating participant information from US SHIP – ASF Monitored Certification Program Official State Agencies for summary level (pilot program-wide) reporting.

US SHIP Technical Advisory Committees

Subject Matter Experts appointed by the ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program Administration that will serve to draft program standards and requirements of certification for consideration by an ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program House of Delegates. The Focus areas of Technical Advisory Committees:

    • Sanitary Standards
      • Feed Supply
      • On-Farm
      • Live haul
      • Movement to slaughter
    • Surveillance & Diagnostics
    • Traceability standards beyond current mandatory requirements
    • Glossary of US SHIP, ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program terminology

US SHIP House of Delegates

    • The US SHIP House of Delegates is the decision making body composed of US pork industry participant representing each participating state that ultimately determines program content, direction, and requirements for certification by majority vote.
    • The number of voting delegate positions for each participating state will be proportionate to the number of NASS-enumerated swine in their respective state (e.g., similar to number of eligible voting delegates at the National Pork Industry Forum).
    • Voting delegates representing each participating state are to be appointed by each participating state’s pork producer association. If a participating state does not have an active pork producer association, delegate selection will be deferred to the respective state’s Department of Agriculture.
    • Each participating state’s voting delegation will be inclusive of the State Animal Health Official or their designee.
    • State level participation in this pilot US SHIP, ASF-CSF Monitored Certification Program will be determined by the State Animal Health Official.

USDA Veterinary Services

    • Provide input to and participation in US SHIP Technical Advisory Committees
    • Final review and approval of Program Standards derived from US House of Delegates.