Voluntary Trichinae Certification Program [VTCP] Law and Legal Definition
The Voluntary Trichinae Certification Program (VTCP) refers to a federal initiative enhancing the ability of swine producers to process swine from certified pork production sites. The VTCP is also a safety program in which the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture certifies pork production sites that follows good production practices. A good production practice includes elimination and avoidance of the risk of exposure of swine from a parasite called Trichinella. Trichinella is a parasitic roundworm which is capable of infecting many warm-blooded carnivores and omnivores, including swine.[9 CFR 149.1].
A slaughter facility can also participate in the VTCP. A slaughter facility receiving certified swine must verify the current certification status of the pork production site. A slaughter facility processing certified swine is also responsible for performing process-verification testing to determine the Trichinella infection status of certified swine.
Legal Definition list
- Voluntary Transfer (Bankruptcy)
- Voluntary Surrender of License
- Voluntary Suretyship
- Voluntary Surety
- Voluntary Submittal of Critical Infrastructure Information
- Voluntary Trichinae Certification Program [VTCP]
- Voluntary Trust
- Voluntary Uncommitted Cost Sharing
- Voluntary Unemployment
- Voluntary Waste
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