USDA Go to Georgia to Talk Poultry

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will hold a meeting of the general conference committee of the national poultry improvement plan (NPIP) on Jan. 23, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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The meeting will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, Room C-206, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard, N.W., Atlanta, Ga.

The general conference committee serves as the liaison between the poultry industry and USDA in matters pertaining to poultry health. In addition, the committee assists USDA in planning, organizing and conducting the NPIP biennial conference.

Topics for discussion at the upcoming meeting include:

  • National Animal Identification System program for poultry;
  • Interstate and intrastate movement of table eggs in the event of a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak;
  • Compartmentalization of notifiable avian influenza zones;
  • Update of Salmonella enteriditis and S. montevideo;
  • Update on Mycoplasma diseases; and
  • Proposed changes to the NPIP for 2008.
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