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We are committed to serving, promoting and protecting the food, agricultural, environmental and economic interests of the people of Michigan. This is ongoing, every day, through various programs, license operations and inspections. Learn more about our Emergency Management Program.
Emergency Planning for the Farm (PDF)
2022 MDARD Sample Team Exercise After Action Report (PDF)
2022 MDARD Sample Team Exercise Presentation Slides (PDF)
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The Michigan Food & Agriculture Protection and Defense Working Group is a diverse set of stakeholders interested in the safety and security of the food and agriculture sector. The group provides a unique forum for interaction, with attendees from production agriculture, food processing and distribution, and retail, as well as academia and local, state, and federal government agencies. Frequent topics include traceability, intentional adulteration, and chemical and cyber security. This listserv also provides information about upcoming events.
Emergency Plans & Scenarios for Michigan Fairs
Animal Related Emergencies
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Receive information about MDARD's Animal Industry Division (AID), statements from the State Veterinarian, and alerts about animal disease situations occurring or emerging in the state of Michigan.
Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Biosecurity for Livestock and Poultry Exhibitions
Food Related Emergencies
Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments
Emergency Model Press Releases for Local Health Departments
Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) | FDA
Food and Agriculture Sector | CISA