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How to Appeal an Inspection Decision

If you are a meat processor, and you believe your inspector has given you an “NR” or noncompliance record that is unwarranted or an  error, you have the right to appeal the inspector’s decision.  Many processors are hesitant to appeal, … Continue reading

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Cooperative Interstate Shipment: How’s It Working Out?

A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar, presented in collaboration with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.   Date: February 4, 2014 Duration: 1 hour   The Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program, authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill and launched by USDA-FSIS in 2012, allows … Continue reading

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Step 4: File an Application for Inspection

States offering state inspection will have their own individual applications (List of State Contacts). The application for a federal grant of inspection is FSIS form 5200.2. You can only get an application by contacting your FSIS District Office and asking … Continue reading

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Meat Processing Rules & Regulations

​​ What’s on this page?  Meat processing rules and regulations are complex but not impossible to understand.  In the words of one of our favorite processors, Will Harris of White Oak Pastures, “you gotta keep the meat cool, clean and … Continue reading

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