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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 195. Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in the Live-Bird Marketing System

2VAC5-195-60. LBM sanitation and biosecurity requirements.

A written biosecurity protocol approved by the State Veterinarian shall be developed and practiced by the LBM.

The LBM shall keep the LBM environment and crates in a clean and sanitary condition as defined by the biosecurity protocol. LBM managers shall ensure that employees follow the approved biosecurity protocol.

The LBM shall slaughter and process the birds before the birds leave the LBM, unless otherwise provided in the biosecurity protocol.

LBMs shall undergo quarterly closures with bird removal and C&D with a minimum of 24 hours of downtime. The LBM shall be inspected and approved by the State Veterinarian prior to reopening.

Poultry waste shall be placed in leak-proof bags or other approved containers, sealed, and disposed of daily through procedures acceptable to the local jurisdiction where the LBM is located.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6023 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. August 21, 2006.

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