Primary State Affiliate
Ginger S. Myers
Regional Agricultural Marketing Specialist
University of Maryland Extension
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
(301) 432-2767 x338
A Producer’s Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland
by Ginger Myers (see above)
This 13-page guide is intended to assist farmers, growers, and their advisors in understanding the regulations affecting the processing and marketing of meat and poultry products in Maryland. This guide also contains information on labeling, marketing, risk management, and regulatory exemptions.
The Maryland Niche Meats and Poultry Producers Directory
by Ginger Myers (again, see above)
This directory helps restaurants, consumers, food brokers, producers, or anyone looking to purchase the freshest, best quality farm-raised meats available directly from the Maryland farmers who raise it. The directory is organized by product for ease of aggregating suppliers, and many producers offer multiple products. As the list grows, up-to-date listings are at http://www.agmarketing.umd.edu/. The directory is available in pdf form at that website, and printed copies are available upon request.
Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) National Contacts
Dr. Arion Thiboumery
Dr. Lauren Gwin
Poultry processing questions:
Dr. Anne Fanatico
Appalachian State University
Mobile processing unit questions:
Island Grown Farmers Co-op
Lopez Island, WA
National Small Meat Processor Trade Associations
American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP)
One Meating Place, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
AAMP works exclusively with small and very small meat processing plants. They often are able to provide detailed regulatory and production advice over the phone.
North American Meat Association (NAMA)
1910 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191
NAMA works with small and large meat processors.