New Interstate Commerce Regulations for Small Meat Processing Operations and the Farmers Who Use Them

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2009 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will publish proposed regulations to implement a new voluntary cooperative program under which select State-inspected establishments will be eligible to ship meat and poultry products in interstate commerce. The new program was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to supplement the existing Federal-State cooperative inspection program to allow State-inspected plants with 25 or fewer employees to ship products across State lines. This announcement is part of the USDA's new 'Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food' initiative, which seeks to better connect consumers with local producers to help develop local and regional food systems to spur economic opportunity...read more. Comments on these regulations will be open through November 16th, 2009.

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