Oz swine industry conducts emergency exercise
Industries and Resources, South Australia (PIRSA) together with Australian Pork Limited (APL)
will conduct a pig industry emergency animal disease (EAD) exercise
named â€œExercise Charlotte's Webâ€.
PIRSA's manager, Livestock Industry Biosecurity, Dr
Neil Buchanan said the desk top exercise, planned to take place
on Oct 21-22, is designed to test national and state policy planning while
at the same time further develop and strengthening industry/government
"PIRSA will work with the industry to understand the way
state and national industry representatives make decisions and establish
appropriate consultation mechanisms to be used during an EAD response.â€
APL chief executive officer Andrew Spencer says the experience gained
doing such an exercise will be invaluable. â€œBy robustly testing our crisis
management plan, PorkSAFE, we will be able to pinpoint and address any
weaknesses that emerge as well as strengthen our preparedness and recovery
efforts. This exercise will also enable the industry to identify future areas
for policy development in response to major operational challenges."
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