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PERDUE SOP

PERDUE SOP for VISITATION FARMS, TOUR FARMS, or FARMS with VIEWING ROOMS

  • HOST: Host must request permission for all visitors from local Perdue grow out management. Visitors must be accompanied by a host (either the farm owner, farm caretaker, or a Perdue associate) at all times.
  • PPE: visitors must don and doff PPE per the hosts instructions.
  • VEHICLE/PARKING: Entry must be noted in visitors log when arriving at farm. Vehicle may be driven into the PBA. The host will instruct the visitors where to park.
  • GENERAL: The site and host must comply with standard Perdue biosecurity SOPs at all times period all visitors must sign a visitor’s log.
  • HOUSE ACCESS: If visitors enter the poultry house (crossing the Line of Separation) then they must don full PPE and make full use of whatever changeover area, footbaths, and handwashing stations are available.
  • EQUIPMENT: All equipment must be disinfected prior to being taken into the poultry house.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: No photography or video recording is allowed without permission of the farm owner and Perdue farms.
  • BIOSECURITY LEVEL: Tours will cease if the site is at Level 2 or Level 3 biosecurity status.
  • COMMERCIAL POULTRY EXPOSURE:  Visitors should not have had any contact with non-Perdue commercial poultry within 36 hours of a tour and should have showered/bathed and changed clothes at least twice since the high-risk activity.
  • HIGH RISK AREA EXPOSURE: Visitors should not have visited a foreign country, visited an Emergency Poultry Disease region, had exposure to backyard/hobby/live market poultry within 60 hours of a tour and should have showered/bathed and changed clothes at least three times since the high-risk activity.
  • HIGH RISK ACTIVITY EXPOSURE: Visitors should not have been engaged in a high-risk outdoor activity within 36 hours of a tour and should have showered/bathed and changed clothes at least twice since that high-risk activity. Such outdoor activities include any hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, golfing, or bird watching activities. This also includes a visit to any city, county, state, or national park.
  • EXCEPTIONS: any exceptions to these rules must be approved by local growout management and a Perdue veterinarian.