Meat Processing Laws in the United States: A State Compilation - National Agricultural Law Center

Meat Processing Laws in the United States

A State Compilation

 

Elizabeth R. Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney, National Agricultural Law Center

James Wilkerson, Research Fellow, National Agricultural Law Center

National Agricultural Law Center Staff

For people or companies interested in opening a meat slaughter and processing facility, there can be requirements ranging from health and sanitation to waste disposal to specific facility or building requirements.  Because the requirements can vary so much from place to place, it is really important to obtain the correct information before any final plans are made, which allows potential operators to manage risk appropriately.  The purpose of this resource is provide contact information to offices both with the United States Department of Agriculture, specifically the Food Safety and Inspection Service (“USDA-FSIS”) and with appropriate state authorities on a state-by-state basis.  Additionally, it provides the relevant statutes in those states that have a state meat inspection program in place.

The processing of livestock- which includes animals such as cattle, sheep, swine, and goats- is governed on a national level by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and implemented through USDA regulations.  Similarly, the processing of poultry, including chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, ratites and squab is governed by the Poultry Products Inspection Act and implementing regulations.  In those laws, USDA-FSIS is given primary authority for oversight of meat products that will be offered for sale.  One of the main components of that oversight is the requirement that the slaughter of livestock and processing of meat products be subject to continuous inspection by government inspectors.  Additionally, there are various labeling, sanitation and building requirements.  Further, for plants slaughtering and processing livestock, there are further requirements based on the Humane Slaughter Act.

That authority, however, may be designated to a state agency in those states that chose to apply for such authority, as long as the state requirements are “at least equal to” those enforced by USDA-FSIS.  State inspection programs operate under a cooperative agreement with FSIS, and facilities in states with state inspection can choose between FSIS or state inspection.  The difference between the two approaches is that state inspection programs only allow for meat processed in these facilities to be sold within the state- “intrastate”- while FSIS inspected facilities can export meat to other states, or “interstate.”[1]

Currently, 27 states have chosen to run a meat state inspection program, while 25 states have chosen to implement a poultry state inspection program.  If you are interested in opening a slaughter and processing facility producing meat that can be sold to consumers, the appropriate contact information for your state will be found in the column labeled “inspected facilities”.

The slaughter and processing of livestock and poultry for the exclusive use of the owner, their household, guests or their employees, commonly called “custom exempt,” are exceptions to the typical inspection requirements.  In practice, producers may sell portions of an animal (ex: 1/4 steer, 1/2 hog) to several consumers while the animal is still alive.  At that point, the consumers become co-owners of that animal, and once the animal is completely sold the producer acts as an agent to arrange transportation to the slaughter and processing facility. Each individual consumer/owner is then responsible for choosing how the animal should be processed, as well as paying both the producer (for the animal) and the processing facility (for the processing).

Products that have been slaughtered and processed based on custom exempt guidelines may not be sold or donated.  Because the resulting products will not enter into the stream of commerce, the continuous inspection requirements, among others, do not apply. Instead, custom slaughter plants are inspected periodically.  These plants are, however, expected to meet the same requirements for sanitation that USDA-inspected plants must meet, as well as keep certain specified records.  As long as appropriate distinctions are maintained, red meat plants can process some animals that are custom exempt and others that are federally inspected. A poultry plant, on the other hand, is prohibited from doing so.

A FSIS handbook with more information on determining whether a specific operation falls under the custom exempt exclusion is available hereIf you’re interested in opening a plant that slaughters and processes animals only for the owner of the animal- meat which cannot later be sold to anyone else- the appropriate initial contact information in that situation is available in the column labeled “custom exempt.”

A series of exemptions within the Poultry Product Inspection Act may apply to growers and/or processors who slaughter no more than 20,000 poultry in a calendar year.  To utilize these exemptions, the birds must be processed under specific sanitary standards, but the process is exempt from continuous inspection and other typical USDA-FSIS requirements.  Additional limitations and requirements apply for each exemption, and some states have passed additional requirements limiting the exemptions that may be used.  For more information about the requirements for small-scale poultry slaughter within a particular state, the appropriate contact information for your state will be found in the column labeled “inspected facilities.”   

The requirements that processors must follow differ significantly depending on what services they intend to provide, who their customers are and in what state they operate.  Small differences between processing facilities, such as one facility offering to smoke meat, can cause significant regulatory and inspection differences between the two facilities.  The complexity and variability surrounding the operation of these facilities makes it essential for operators to work closely with governmental agencies before beginning construction, let alone operation.

[1] There are certain programs through which a state inspection program may have state-inspected products eligible for sale interstate.  Called “Talmadge-Aiken” and the “Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program”, each program has specific requirements that must be met, and also requires the state program to enter into additional agreements with FSIS.

 

 

State State Status Custom Exempt Contact Inspected Facilities Contact Additional Resources
Alabama State inspection program Issac C. Barrett, Jr., DVM
Meat & Poultry Inspection Section
Richard Beard Building
1445 Federal Drive
P.O. Box 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
Phone: (334) 240-7210
issac.barrett@fsis.usda.gov
Issac C. Barrett, Jr., DVM
Meat & Poultry Inspection Section
Richard Beard Building
1445 Federal Drive
P.O. Box 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
Phone: (334) 240-7210
issac.barrett@fsis.usda.gov
Alabama Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al, 2013)
Alaska Federal inspection Dr. Robert Gerlach
Division of Environmental Health
State Veterinarian
Phone: (907) 375-8215
bob.gerlach@alaska.gov
USDA-FSIS
1 Denver Federal Center
Bldg. 45, Door S3
P.O. Box 25387
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 236-9800
Arizona State inspection program Mr. Rick Mann, Program Manager
AZ Department of Agriculture
AZ Meat & Poultry Inspection
1688 West Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-6398
rmann@azda.gov
Mr. Rick Mann, Program Manager
AZ Department of Agriculture
AZ Meat & Poultry Inspection
1688 West Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-6398
rmann@azda.gov
Obtaining Inspection for Exempt Processing Plants (AZ Dept. of Ag, 2007)
Arkansas Federal inspection Liz Simmons
Management Analyst
Springdale District Office
USDA FSIS
4700 South Thompson St.
Suite B-201
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: 479-770-0916
Email: liz.simmons@usda.gov
USDA-FSIS
4700 South Thompson St.
Suite B-201
Springdale, AR 72764
Phone: (479) 751-8412
Arkansas Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al, 2013)
California Federal inspection, but perform custom exempt reviews Paula Batarseh, Chief
Meat, Poultry Egg Safety Branch
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 900-5004
Paula.Batarseh@cdfa.ca.gov
USDA-FSIS
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710
Phone: (510) 337-5000
Selling Locally Grown Meat (U. Cal. Coop. Ext.)
Colorado Federal inspection, but perform custom exempt reviews Steve Blunt
Custom Meat Processor Program Administrator
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Inspection and Consumer Services
2331 West 31st Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Phone: (303) 477-0076
steve.blunt@state.co.us
USDA-FSIS
1 Denver Federal Center
Bldg. 45, Door S3
P.O. Box 25387
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 236-9800
Colorado Direct Farm Business Guide (Endres, 2013)
Connecticut Federal inspection CT Department of Public Health
Food Protection Program
410 Capitol Avenue
PO Box 340308
MS # 11 FDP
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: 860-509-7297
USDA-FSIS
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market St. Suite 4100-A
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
Farmer’s Guide to the Rules of Processing and Selling Meat or Poultry in Connecticut (Meader, Univ. of Conn., 2016)
Delaware State inspection program Andrea Jackson, Administrator
Food Products Inspection
DE Department of Agriculture
2320 S. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 698-4545
Andrea.Jackson@state.de.us
Andrea Jackson, Administrator
Food Products Inspection
DE Department of Agriculture
2320 S. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 698-4545
Andrea.Jackson@state.de.us
Florida Federal inspection USDA-FSIS
100 Alabama St., SW; Bldg. 1924 Suite 3R90
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 562-5900
USDA-FSIS
100 Alabama St., SW; Bldg. 1924
Suite 3R90
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 562-5900
How Do I Legally Sell Meat from My Own Livestock and Poultry in Florida (Carr et al., 2017)
Georgia State inspection program for meat, federal inspection for poultry Mr. Aaron Knighton
Meat Inspection Division
GA Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Room 122
Atlanta, GA 30334-4201
Phone: (404) 656-3673
Aaron.Knighton@agr.georgia.gov
FOR POULTRY INSPECTION:
USDA-FSIS
100 Alabama St., SW; Bldg. 1924
Suite 3R90
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 562-5900

FOR MEAT INSPECTION:
Mr. Aaron Knighton
Meat Inspection Division
GA Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Room 122
Atlanta, GA 30334-4201
Phone: (404) 656-3673
Aaron.Knighton@agr.georgia.gov

Georgia Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al., 2013)
Hawaii Federal inspection USDA-FSIS
Thao Khamoui
Area Director
Phone: (808) 600-2963
thao.khamoui@usda.gov
USDA-FSIS
1 Denver Federal Center
Bldg. 45, Door S3
P.O. Box 25387
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 236-9800
Idaho Federal inspection USDA-FSIS
1 Denver Federal Center Bldg. 45, Door S3
P.O. Box 25387
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 236-9800
USDA-FSIS
1 Denver Federal Center
Bldg. 45, Door S3
P.O. Box 25387
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 236-9800
Illinois State inspection program Dr. Kris Mazurczak, Bureau Chief
Meat and Poultry Inspection
Illinois Department of Agriculture
801 Sangamon Avenue
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
Phone: (217) 782-6684
kris.mazurczak@illinois.gov
Dr. Kris Mazurczak, Bureau Chief
Meat and Poultry Inspection
Illinois Department of Agriculture
801 Sangamon Avenue
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
Phone: (217) 782-6684
kris.mazurczak@illinois.gov
Selling Meat in Illinois (Gucker, 2019)
Indiana State inspection program David Bough, DVM, Director
Division of Meat and Poultry Inspection
IN State Board of Animal Health
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205-2898
Phone: (317) 544-2402
dbough@boah.in.gov
David Bough, DVM, Director
Division of Meat and Poultry Inspection
IN State Board of Animal Health
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205-2898
Phone: (317) 544-2402
dbough@boah.in.gov
Indiana Direct Farm Business Guide (Endres & Schlessinger, 2015)
Iowa State inspection program Dr. Kathryn Polking, Bureau Chief
Iowa Meat & Poultry Inspection Bureau
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Wallace State Office Building
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-5597
Kathryn.Polking@Iowaagriculture.gov
Dr. Kathryn Polking, Bureau Chief
Iowa Meat & Poultry Inspection Bureau
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Wallace State Office Building
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-5597
Kathryn.Polking@Iowaagriculture.gov
Iowa Direct Farm Business Guide (Endres et al., 2013)
Kansas State inspection program Tony George, Interim Program Manager
Meat and Poultry Inspection
KS Department of Agriculture
Division of Inspection
1320 Research Park Dr.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 250-6561
Tony.george@kda.ks.gov
Tony George, Interim Program Manager
Meat and Poultry Inspection
KS Department of Agriculture
Division of Inspection
1320 Research Park Dr.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 250-6561
Tony.george@kda.ks.gov
Kentucky Federal inspection program County Health Department

Contact information

USDA-FSIS
713 South Pear Orchard Road
Suite 402
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 965-4312
Kentucky Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al, 2015)
Louisiana State inspection program Mr. Jim Jenkins, Meat Program Director
LA Department of Agriculture & Forestry
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4003
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 922-1358
jjenkins@ldaf.state.la.us
Mr. Jim Jenkins, Meat Program Director
LA Department of Agriculture & Forestry
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4003
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 922-1358
jjenkins@ldaf.state.la.us
Louisiana Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al, 2015)
Maine State inspection program Jennifer A. Eberly, DVM, MPH
State Veterinarian – Meat and Poultry Inspection
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations
28 State House Station/32 Blossom Lane
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-7512
Jennifer.eberly@maine.gov
Jennifer A. Eberly, DVM, MPH
State Veterinarian – Meat and Poultry Inspection
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations
28 State House Station/32 Blossom Lane
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-7512
Jennifer.eberly@maine.gov
Maryland Federal inspection USDA-FSIS
6020 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 844-8400
A Producer’s Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland (Myers)
Massachusetts Federal inspection Department of Public Health
Food Protection Program
305 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: (617) 983-6712
USDA-FSIS
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market St. Suite 4100-A
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
Michigan Federal inspection Department of Agriculture and & Rural Development
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (800) 292-3939
USDA-FSIS
1919 South Highland Avenue
Suite 115C
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (630) 620-7474
Michigan Direct Farm Business Guide (Endres et al, 2015)
Minnesota State inspection program Nicole Neeser, DVM, Program Manager
Dairy, Meat & Poultry Inspection
MN Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
Phone: (651) 201-6225
Nicole.neeser@state.mn.us
Nicole Neeser, DVM, Program Manager
Dairy, Meat & Poultry Inspection
MN Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
Phone: (651) 201-6225
Nicole.neeser@state.mn.us
Mississippi State inspection program Dr. Richard A. Benton, Director
Meat Inspection Division
MS Department of Agriculture & Commerce
121 North Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 359-1191
Richardb@mdac.state.ms.us
Dr. Richard A. Benton, Director
Meat Inspection Division
MS Department of Agriculture & Commerce
121 North Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 359-1191
Richardb@mdac.state.ms.us
Mississippi Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al., 2013)
Missouri State inspection program Dr. Marin DeBauch, Interim Director
MO State Meat Inspection Program
MO Department of Agriculture
1616 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 522-1242
Marin.DeBauch@mda.mo.gov
Dr. Marin DeBauch, Interim Director
MO State Meat Inspection Program
MO Department of Agriculture
1616 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 522-1242
Marin.DeBauch@mda.mo.gov
Montana State inspection program Gary Hamel, Bureau Chief
Meat Inspection
MT Department of Livestock
301 North Roberts Street, 3rd Floor, Scott Hart Bldg
P.O. Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
Phone: (406) 444-5293
ghamel@mt.gov
Gary Hamel, Bureau Chief
Meat Inspection
MT Department of Livestock
301 North Roberts Street, 3rd Floor, Scott Hart Bldg
P.O. Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
Phone: (406) 444-5293
ghamel@mt.gov
Nebraska Federal inspection Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Office of Investigation, Enforcement, and Audit
Compliance and Investigations Divsion
100 Centennial Mall, Suite 120
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Phone: (402) 437-5632
USDA-FSIS
1 Denver Federal Center
Bldg. 45, Door S3
P.O. Box 25387
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 236-9800
Nebraska Direct Farm Business Guide (Endres et al., 2013)
Nevada Federal inspection Nevada Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Division
Food Safety
405 South 21st Street
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: (775) 353-3601
USDA-FSIS
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710
Phone: (510) 337-5000
New Hampshire Federal inspection USDA-FSIS
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market St. Suite 4100-A
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
USDA-FSIS
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market St. Suite 4100-A
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
New Jersey Federal inspection USDA-FSIS-OIEA
Iselin Field Office
190 Middlesex Turnpike Suite 202
Iselin, NJ 08830
Donald.russell@usda.gov
USDA-FSIS
6020 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 844-8400
New Mexico Federal inspection USDA-FSIS
1100 Commerce Street Rm 516
Dallas TX 75242
Phone: (214) 767-1271
USDA-FSIS
1100 Commerce Street Rm 516
Dallas TX 75242
Phone: (214) 767-1271
New York Federal inspection Cory Skier, Supervisor
Division of Food Safety and Inspection
NY Department of Agriculture and Markets
10 Airline Dr. B
Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-5457
cory.skier@agriculture.ny.gov
USDA-FSIS
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market St. Suite 4100-A
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
A Resource Guide to Direct Marketing Livestock and Poultry (Goodsell et al, 2010)
North Carolina State inspection program Dr. Beth Yongue, State Director
Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3180
Beth.Yongue@ncagr.gov
Dr. Beth Yongue, State Director
Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3180
Beth.Yongue@ncagr.gov
North Dakota State inspection program Dr. Andrea Grondahl, Director
State Meat Inspection
ND Department of Agriculture
Dept. 602
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismark, ND 58505-0020
Phone: (701) 328-4762
agrondah@nd.gov
Dr. Andrea Grondahl, Director
State Meat Inspection
ND Department of Agriculture
Dept. 602
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismark, ND 58505-0020
Phone: (701) 328-4762
agrondah@nd.gov
Ohio State inspection program Dr. Dennis Summers, Acting Chief
Division of Meat Inspection
OH Department of Agriculture
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Bromfield Adm. Bldg., 2nd Floor
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6260
dennis.summers@agri.ohio.gov
Dr. Dennis Summers, Acting Chief
Division of Meat Inspection
OH Department of Agriculture
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Bromfield Adm. Bldg., 2nd Floor
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (614) 728-6260
dennis.summers@agri.ohio.gov
Ohio Direct Farm Business Guide (Endres et al., 2013)
Oklahoma State inspection program Mr. Scott Yates, Coordinator
Meat & Poultry Inspection Program Coordinator
OK Department of Agriculture Food, & Forestry
P.O. Box 528804
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8804
Phone: (405) 522-6119
Scott.Yates@ag.ok.gov
Mr. Scott Yates, Coordinator
Meat & Poultry Inspection Program Coordinator
OK Department of Agriculture Food, & Forestry
P.O. Box 528804
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8804
Phone: (405) 522-6119
Scott.Yates@ag.ok.gov
Oregon Federal inspection Oregon Department of Agriculture
Food Safety
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503 986 4720
USDA-FSIS
1 Denver Federal Center
Bldg. 45, Door S3
P.O. Box 25387
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 236-9800
Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Oregon: A Short Guide (Gwin, 2016)
Pennsylvania Federal inspection Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Animal Health
2301 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
Phone: (717) 772-285
USDA-FSIS
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market St. Suite 4100-A
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
Pennsylvania Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al., 2014)
Rhode Island Federal inspection Rhode Island Department of Health
Food Safety
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-2749
USDA-FSIS
Mellon Independence Center
701 Market St. Suite 4100-A
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
South Carolina State inspection program Dr. James T. Miller, Director
South Carolina Meat-Poultry Inspection Department
500 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (803)-788-8747
jtm7@clemson.edu
Dr. James T. Miller, Director
South Carolina Meat-Poultry Inspection Department
500 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (803)-788-8747
jtm7@clemson.edu
South Carolina Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al. 2013)
South Dakota State inspection program for meat, federal inspection for poultry Mendel Miller, DVM
South Dakota Assistant State Veterinarian
South Dakota Animal Industry Board, Meat Inspection
411 South Fort Street
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3321
Mendel.miller@state.sd.us
FOR POULTRY PROCESSING:
USDA-FSIS
210 Walnut Street
Room 985, Federal Building
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 727-8960 or 1-800-990-9834

FOR MEAT PROCESSING:
Mendel Miller, DVM
South Dakota Assistant State Veterinarian
South Dakota Animal Industry Board, Meat Inspection
411 South Fort Street
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3321
Mendel.miller@state.sd.us

Regulatory Requirements for Selling Meat at Farmers Markets (Braun, 2019)
Tennessee Federal inspection Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Consumer & Industry Services
Attn: Food & Dairy
436 Hogan Rd, Nashville, TN 37220
Phone: (615) 837-5193
USDA-FSIS
713 South Pear Orchard Road
Suite 402
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 965-4312
General Overview of the History, Regulations and Inspection Information for Direct Meat Marketing in Tennessee (Holland & Bruch, 2013)
Texas State inspection program James R. Dillon, DVM, MPH
Assistant Director
TX Department of State Health Services
Meat Safety Assurance Unit
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 512-834-6760 ext. 2545
James.dillon@dshs.texas.gov
James R. Dillon, DVM, MPH
Assistant Director
TX Department of State Health Services
Meat Safety Assurance Unit
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 512-834-6760 ext. 2545
James.dillon@dshs.texas.gov
Texas Direct Farm Business Guide (Tarr et al., 2013)
Utah State inspection program Mr. Noel McSpadden, Program Manager
Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau
350 N. Redwood Road
P.O. Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500
Phone: (801) 538-7117
Mr. Noel McSpadden, Program Manager
Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau
350 N. Redwood Road
P.O. Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500
Phone: (801) 538-7117
Vermont State inspection program Dr. Kristin M. Haas, Director
VT Agency of Agriculture
Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Meat Inspection Service
116 State Street
Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
Phone: (802) 828-2426
kristin.haas@vermont.gov
Dr. Kristin M. Haas, Director
VT Agency of Agriculture
Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Meat Inspection Service
116 State Street
Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
Phone: (802) 828-2426
kristin.haas@vermont.gov
Virginia State inspection program Mr. Barry Jones, Program Manager
Office of Meat & Poultry Services
VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Oliver Hill Building
102 Governor Street, Suite 352
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 786-4569
Barry.Jones@vdacs.virginia.gov
Mr. Barry Jones, Program Manager
Office of Meat & Poultry Services
VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Oliver Hill Building
102 Governor Street, Suite 352
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 786-4569
Barry.Jones@vdacs.virginia.gov
A Guide to Selling Meat and Poultry Products in Virginia (VA Dept. of Ag)
Washington Federal inspection WA State Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Building, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 42560
1111 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA  98504-2560Ž
USDA-FSIS
1 Denver Federal Center
Bldg. 45, Door S3
P.O. Box 25387
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 236-9800
Selling Beef, Pork, Lamb, Goat and Other
Meat (WA St. Dept. of Ag)
West Virginia State inspection program Quinton Jones, Asst. Director
Meat & Poultry Inspection Division
WV Department of Agriculture
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
State Capitol Building
Charleston, WV 25305-0179
Phone:  (304) 558-2206
Quinton.Jones@fsis.usda.gov
QJones@wvda.us
Quinton Jones, Asst. Director
Meat & Poultry Inspection Division
WV Department of Agriculture
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
State Capitol Building
Charleston, WV 25305-0179
Phone: (304) 558-2206
Quinton.Jones@fsis.usda.gov
QJones@wvda.us
Wisconsin State inspection program Ms. Cindy Klug, Director
Meat Safety and Inspection Bureau
WI Department of Agriculture
Trade and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Phone:  (608) 220-3054
cindy.klug@wi.gov
Ms. Cindy Klug, Director
Meat Safety and Inspection Bureau
WI Department of Agriculture
Trade and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Phone:  (608) 220-3054
cindy.klug@wi.gov
Wyoming State inspection program Stacia Berry, Deputy Director
WY Department of Agriculture
2219 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone:  (307) 777-6569
stacia.berry@wyo.gov
Stacia Berry, Deputy Director
WY Department of Agriculture
2219 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-6569
stacia.berry@wyo.gov