Protecting Animal Health
Feed security requirements
The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 requires anyone who manufactures, processes, packs, distributes, receives, or holds feed for consumption by animals in the U.S., to:
- Register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Dec. 12, 2003.
- Create and maintain records that FDA determines are necessary to identify where the feed came from and where it was distributed.
Report suspicious behavior
If you observe suspicious activities on your farm or ranch, contact:
- Local law enforcement
- Local State Patrol office
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 24-hour emergency line (301) 443-1240.
- National Biosecurity Resource Center for Animal Health Emergencies
- The American Veterinary Medical Association
- Food Defense: Information and links for dairy operations, food processors, fruit and vegetable packers, warehouses, food distributors, importers, and retail food service establishments.
- Safeguarding Pesticides and Fertilizers: Information and links for retailers, distributors, wholesalers and farmers.
- Information and links for the general public.