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Processing meat and poultry

Ensure safety of meat plants and processing facilities

Get the support you need through our inspection programs, grading programs, and registration for meat and poultry handlers.

Meat product grading

Our grading program assures consumers that the products they buy have gone through a rigorous review process by highly-skilled graders & auditors that follow the official grade standards and process standards developed, maintained and interpreted by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

All grading is performed by LDAF meat and poultry inspectors.

Plants and processing facilities

See our interactive map of state plants .


Contact info

Federal/State Meat Program

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