Is it legal to sell feral hog meat in Texas?

Feral Hogs December 06, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Selling of Feral Hog Meat

Feral hog meat may be sold in Texas to enter into commerce, but must be inspected prior to and after slaughter by either a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or Texas Department of State Health Services Meat Safety Assurance Unit inspector. 

Selling Live Feral Hogs

Most feral hog meat that enters into commerce comes from selling live hogs to an Approved Holding Facility that are then transported to processing facilities for inspections and processing.  Texas Animal Health Commission regulates the movement of feral swine and Approved Holding Facilities.  For an up to date list of Approved Holding Facilities please visit the Texas Animal Health Commission website.

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