The National Poultry Improvement Plan was established in the early 1930's to provide a cooperative industry, state, and federal program through which new diagnostic technology can be effectively applied to the improvement of poultry and poultry products throughout the country. The development of the NPIP was initiated to eliminate Pullorum Disease caused by Salmonella pullorum which was rampant in poultry and could cause upwards of 80% mortality in baby poultry. The program was later extended and refined to include testing and monitoring for Salmonella typhoid, Salmonella enteritidis, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma synoviae, Mycoplasma meleagridis, and Avian Influenza. In addition, the NPIP currently includes commercial poultry, turkeys, waterfowl, exhibition poultry, backyard poultry, and game birds. The technical and management provisions of the NPIP have been developed jointly by Industry members and State and Federal officials. These criteria have established standards for the evaluation of poultry with respect to freedom from NPIP diseases.
Following is a list of slaughter plants participating in the National Poultry Improvement Plan's H5/H7 Avian Influenza Monitored program authorized to export to specific countries.
2013 NPIP Official State Agency Meeting-Registration and Meeting Schedule
NPIP Approved Rapid Assays for Salmonella
Approved Laboratories (pdf 62kb)
Product Codes (pdf 172kb)
Please find your state and contact the Official State Agent for information on becoming an NPIP participant (pdf 80kb)
P-T Clean States (pdf 19.50mb)
Federal Reference Laboratory
National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL)
Last Modified: May 14, 2013