Cooperative Interstate Shipment: How's It Working Out?

Small Meat Processors December 12, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

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 state-inspected meats from qualifying plants to be shipped across state lines. The goal of the program is to expand market opportunities for small meat and poultry processors.

Ohio, Wisconsin, and North Dakota were the first three states to qualify, and Indiana is working on it. On this webinar, we heard from state inspection program directors, processors, and others about their experiences with the program so far and what it took to qualify. An official from FSIS provided background on the CIS program.  


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