Most animal disease outbreaks could have wide-reaching impacts on livelihood; food safety and security; animal and human health; and trade of animals and food products. The animal food industry is constantly at risk of huge losses due to infectious disease outbreaks, and thus poses a huge threat to the world’s food security, particularly for developing countries. Hanul Thukral, Pankaj Dhaka, J.S. Bedi and R.S. Aulakh at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University analyse how proper implementation of farm biosecurity protocols at a higher level will bring cumulative benefits to the entire food chain.