Here are some updates from April 23, 2019:
Biosecurity Practices to Minimize Risk of Spreading Avian Diseases for Poultry Show and Exhibit Organizers
HANDOUTS - Fairs should copy these handouts for PHIs to hand out to exhibitors.
Biosecurity Practices to Minimize Risk of Spreading Avian Diseases for Poultry Exhibitors
CDFA Letter - Here is the 2022 Fair letter from the CDFA regarding Poultry Health Inspectors (PHIs).
What should be provided, what to expect when checking birds at California's Fairs and Expositions:
Rule 1. The fair should provide a location that is isolated from the show building.
Rule 2. Exhibitors should form one line, as they wait for the inspector. The exhibitor should bring the birds to the inspector.
Rule 3. A clerk should be available to record checked birds. There should be a table with hand sanitizer, gloves*, and information sheets readily available.
Rule 4. Use disposable gloves
Rule 5. Birds should arrive in appropriate containers, keeping the birds healthy and safe.
Rule 6. The exhibitor should hand the bird to the PHI for examination. It is not the inspector's responsibility to remove the bird from the carrier.
Rule 7. Game birds (quail, doves, etc.) may be examined in the cage to prevent flight.
Rule 8. Large birds such as turkeys and geese may be examined on the ground or held by the exhibitor (note enclosed booth
Rule 9. Enclosed booth should be provided for Poultry Health Inspections.
Rule 10. This is NOT a proper set up for Poultry Health Inspections.