Consumer Protection Facility Assessments
Any organization, company or
business that purposely exposes humans to farm animals is potentially at risk
for E. coli or other pathogenic contamination.
Specifically, this program is targeted at owners and operators of the
following types of events:
State and County Fairs, where
animals are housed in small and large animal barns, shown or displayed for
Expositions, where small and large
animals are housed on the premise with access by the general public.
Petting Zoos, which operate
independently or in cooperation with State and County Fairs or Expositions.
Comprehensive Three-Part Analysis
of Fair, Exposition or Petting Zoo ~ Clients will receive a
comprehensive three-part analysis of their operation, including a historical
review of existing programs and premises, an on-site review of operations during
peak season, and a final report with recommendations and photo-documentation of
proposed methods to minimize risk associated with E. coli or other pathogenic
contamination from farm animals. Program
components are explained in detail later in this proposal.
“One Stop Shopping”
~ Clients will be charged a “one
time” service fee for the three-part program, as described later in this
document. All travel and expenses
associated with the on-site review will be inclusive.
Travel Logistics ~ The assessment
team will be responsible for coordinating travel logistics during the on-site
review of the facility. The client
shall provide access to facilities and key management personnel during the
on-site review process.
Peak Season Review ~ Due
to the importance of observing the facility during peak season, when animals and
humans are actively participating in fairs, expositions or planned contact
events, this program requires that participants schedule assessments during
their peak fair season. While it is
clearly understood that this period of time is busy and critical for revenue
development, it is equally important that assessment personnel have the
opportunity to review the facility when it is fully functional and staffed.
Assessment personnel will not propose changes to existing facility design
or operations during this initial assessment, unless such corrections will
immediately and easily avert a critical contamination event.
Assessment personnel are working to support the participant, and will not
be critical of existing design or procedures, but will instead try to provide
positive and low-cost solutions as part of the follow-up final report.
Follow-Up Training – Any
proposed personnel training recommended as part of the final assessment report
will be on a “cost plus” basis, and is not inclusive of the assessment
service fee. Fees for follow-up
training programs are negotiable.
Customized Development of Risk
Reduction Resources – The development of any customized risk
reduction resources, such as Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP),
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) or Procedural Protocols recommended in the
final assessment report will be on a “cost plus” basis, and are not included
in the assessment fee. Fees for
customized risk reduction resources are negotiable.
Part One: Records Review
Review any existing records,
documentation or program(s) pertaining to pathogen minimization
Cleaning Procedures, Training Programs for
Review Physical Site Plan or
Overhead Photographs & Site
Event Design (pens, wash stations,
Review Cleaning and Sanitation
Chemical Concentrations &
Frequency of Cleaning
Review Historical Data Pertaining
to Facility Improvements
Timeline of Improvements,
Investments in Risk Minimization,
Part Two: Comprehensive On-Site
Due to the critical importance reviewing the facility during peak fair season,
it is required that the assessment be conducted during the participant’s
primary fair or exposition timeframe.
Complete & Thorough Site
Analysis, with Photo Documentation
§ Floors, Walls, Panels, Configuration
Interviews with Key Personnel
§ Set-up, Cleaning, Management, Exhibitors
Traffic Flow Pattern Analysis
Evaluation of Risk Associated with
Human & Animal Traffic Flow
Source Contamination Points
Analysis of Procedures
§ Animal Housing, Animal Movement, Animal Cleaning & Grooming, Waste Removal, Cleaning & Sanitation, Food & Drink
Part Three: Final Report &
Recommended Site Modifications
Opportunities for Training
Proposed Paper Trail
Sanitation Standard Operating
Standard Operating Procedures
§ Crisis Response Plan
The service fee for the three-part
analysis is inclusive, and includes travel expenses.
Program components, while conducted independently, are linked together
and only offered as a unit. All
service fees will be paid by the client to the International Association of
Fairs & Expositions (IAFE).
The total service fee for each three-part assessment is $10,000.00.
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