The goal of the Secure Milk Supply for Wisconsin (SMS – WI) plan is to maintain business continuity for the entire Wisconsin dairy industry during and after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The overall SMS – WI plan has three integrated components;
1) the Preparedness Plan focusing on industry preparedness efforts to mitigate the effects of an outbreak;
2) the Response Plan providing the details of the response efforts; and
3) the Communications Plan to provide accurate and timely information to all stakeholders.
All of these plans highlight the integral partnership required between the responding agencies and the Wisconsin dairy industry. An Industry Advisory Group has been identified within the plan to help ensure the effectiveness of this partnership.
The SMS-WI Plan is designed to complement the National Secure Milk Supply Plan at the local level.