Webinar: Deregulation for Small Meat Processors

A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar.    Date: August 24, 2023 Duration: 120 minutes   Are you interested in learning more about what deregulation could look like in the niche meat industry? Please enjoy this lively discussion between Denise Perry, PhD and meat processing operations expert, and David Zarling of NMPAN where they facilitate a …

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Ongoing Affiliate Training

HACCP and Meat Cutting Courses is also offering online accredited HACCP courses. Check out their offerings here. HACCP Consulting Group offers virtual basic HACCP courses, including some in Spanish. See their upcoming courses here. Upcoming HCG Courses: Basic HACCP September 7-8, 2023; Virtual September 21-22, 2023; Virtual in Spanish Basic HACCP for FSIS Establishments September 19-20, 2023; Virtual …

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According to the USDA, an animal is considered kosher if it is a ruminant (“chews the cud”) and has split or cloven hooves. For red meat, this means only the flesh of deer, antelope, goats, sheep and bovines can be kosher. Chicken, turkey, duck and goose (i.e. not birds of prey) can also be kosher. …

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Finding Directives

Adapted from Volume 3, Number 11 of Small Plant News As a small plant operator, you probably already know that FSIS issues directives to provide official communications and instruction to Agency personnel in carrying out their functions. These directives are usually issued for an indefinite duration and are identified by a series number and title. …

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Interstate Shipment of State-Inspected Meat Proposed Rule

Overview Note: This webinar is no longer hosted, but the class materials and resources are still listed below. The 2008 Farm Bill included a provision to allow the interstate sale of state-inspected meat and poultry. In September, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published proposed rules for how this program will work. On this webinar, …

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