FSIS Database of Federally Inspected Plants
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service provides a list, in pdf, of federally inspected processing establishments: FSIS Meat, Poultry, and Egg Product Inspection Directory.
If you have a current copy of Adobe Acrobat, you can search pdfs for words. So if you are looking for a plant in Cincinnati, type “Cincinnati” into the search box, and you’ll find all USDA-inspected establishments there.
Each entry is coded by basic type (slaughter, processing, import, and/or ID warehouse) and gives establishment number, address, and phone number.
A number of states provide a list of processors; we have collected these lists here. Some lists are only subsets (e.g. only state-inspected plants, not federal). Formats vary, from downloadable pdf to searchable online database.
- If you know of a state list that isn’t posted here, email us.
- If you find out of date listings, please contact the original source, named on each state’s page.
Local Harvest Niche Meat Processor Directory
Are you looking for a small or mid-sized processor who can handle niche meats and work with small or mid-sized producers?
Are YOU that processor?
NMPAN has teamed up with Local Harvest, a national listing for sustainable food purveyors, to create a listing service to help niche-oriented processors and producers find each other. Listing is free, searching is free.
What’s Local Harvest?
From the Local Harvest website:
“Local Harvest is America’s #1 organic and local food website. We maintain a definitive and reliable ‘living’ public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Our search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area. Our online store helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area.”
How to list your meat processing business
1. Go to the Local Harvest sign-up page
2. Choose “other,” fill in your contact info, create a password, and click “create a listing.”
3. You will see the “where do I begin” page: click “next.”
4. Fill in your location/mailing address and whether you have a CSA (some processors do).
5. Check the “Meat Processor” check box.
6. Keep your business description simple: the next page will ask you many detailed questions about services you offer. Click “next.”
7. You will be asked about the following:
- Inspection status
- Species processed
- Slaughter services
- Weekly Capacity
- Processing services
- Packaging and shipping services
8. The rest of the listing process is the same for all businesses and includes the ability to upload a photo and list events.
How to search for a meat processor near you
Go to www.localharvest.org and search for “meat processor,” “slaughter,” and other relevant keywords. These keywords may bring up other, non-processing businesses; to narrow your search, include quotes around “meat processor” (though this may exclude some listings.)
What do you think?
Tell us how we can make this service better: email NMPAN Coordinators