Mid-Atlantic Secure Milk Supply (MA-SMS)

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious foreign animal disease that infects cattle and other
cloven-hooved livestock, such as swine, sheep, goats, and deer. FMD is not a public health or food safety
concern. If one or more cases of FMD, hereinafter to be referenced as hoof and mouth (HMD) Disease
as it affects animals with cloven-hooves, are identified in the United States, Responsible Regulatory
Officials (local, state, tribal, and federal officials, as appropriate) have the authority and responsibility to
establish Control Areas (as defined in the FMD Response Plan) around HMD infected premises and to
manage animal and animal product (e.g.,  milk) movement within, into, and out of the Control Area. 
To learn more, check out the following:

Mid-Atlantic Secure Milk Supply Plan

State and Regional Secure Milk Supply Projects

Notice of Intent to Participate