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Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Blueprints

Here are a set of blueprints for a mobile poultry processing unit (MPPU) built to operate under “equal to” state inspection in Vermont. The MPPU was built by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, with funding from the Vermont Legislature and the Castanea Foundation, in 2008. … Continue reading

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Modular Harvest System (NY)

Modular Harvest System Hudson Valley, New York “Now we are thinking of the MHS as a way for people to try out the business, get some experience operating under inspection, with FSIS. And it comes with a HACCP plan.” – … Continue reading

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Who Builds Mobile Slaughter Units?

These companies (all but the last on the list) have designed and built MSUs, from bare bones rigs to complete, fully-equipped systems. Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement. www.mobileslaughter.com Mobile slaughter unit pioneer and NMPAN Advisory Board member … Continue reading

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Mobile Slaughter Unit Case Studies

Last updated: November 2014 All of these case studies include photos, and some include actual unit designs. Island Grown Farmers Cooperative The IGFC unit was the first USDA-inspected mobile slaughter unit in the U.S., in the San Juan Islands of … Continue reading

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Webinars about Mobile Slaughter Units

Mobile Slaughter Units: Reports from the Field and Future Directions Date: September 10, 2013 Duration: 90 minutes Inspected mobile slaughter units for beef, bison, and other red meat species have been operating for more than a decade. How are they … Continue reading

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State and local government regulations that may apply to an MSU

  Introduction A state- or federally-inspected mobile slaughter unit (MSU), like any inspected meat slaughter or processing business, must comply with USDA food safety regulations promulgated and enforced by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and, for state-inspected MSUs, the … Continue reading

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Tangletown Farm Poultry Processing

  Updated March 2018 In January 2012, this unit transitioned to new ownership. After the original operator decided not to renew his lease, the state of Vermont put the unit up for auction. It was purchased by Tangletown Farm, in … Continue reading

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Island Grown Farmers Cooperative (updated 3/2018)

Updated 3.29.2018 The Island Grown Farmer Cooperative (IGFC) mobile processing unit (MPU) was the first USDA-inspected mobile slaughter facility for red meat in the U.S. Further processing is done at a permanent plant in Bow, WA, also USDA-inspected. Additional case … Continue reading

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