The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a national voluntary cooperative federal/state/industry program in which 95% of the U.S. poultry breeding and hatchery industries participate. The program is one through which disease control and prevention strategies are used to improve the poultry and poultry products produced by the participants. States that voluntarily participate in this program also administer the program in their respective states through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the USDA. The provisions for administering the various programs are found in the National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions (APHIS 91-55-021, June 1994) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 82, Subpart B. The greatest benefit derived by participating members is that poultry and poultry products produced under these provisions are allowed to be shipped interstate and internationally with few restrictions.
For more information, please visit this website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_dis_spec/poultry/