Interstate Shipment of State-Inspected Meat Proposed Rule

Small Meat Processors December 10, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF


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, Arion Thiboumery and Bob Ehart explain the proposed rules, discuss the "messy details" and areas of controversy, and provide critical background to help us understand how we got here.

Date: October 20, 2009
Duration: 45 minutes

  • Arion Thiboumery, Iowa State University, Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (515) 294-2882
  • Bob Ehart, Public Policy Director, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture; (202) 296-9680


Recording of the Webinar


Presentation Slides


Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rules


Federal Register Notice of Final Rule (2011)

Letter from USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan to NASDA re Proposed Rules


Make Comments on the Proposed Rule



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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.