On February 5, 2010, USDA announced a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States.
The framework will provide the basic tenets of an improved animal disease traceability capability in the United States. USDA’s efforts will:
*Only apply to animals moved interstate
*Be administered by the States and Tribal Nations to provide more flexibility
*Encourage the use of lower-cost technology
*Be implemented transparently through federal regulations and the full rulemaking process.
USDA is committed to working in partnership with States, Tribal Nations and industry in developing effective, yet practical, animal disease traceability solutions.