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Meat and poultry

Learn about safe and humane meat processing through approved plants, inspections, and registration for meat and poultry handlers


  • Getting meat and poultry processed as a producer

    Find slaughter plants and learn the rules around processing livestock, poultry, and other animals for consumption or sale
  • Operating plants and meat processing facilities

    Learn regulations and guidelines for establishing and maintaining your business, including plant layout examples, inspection requirements, and exemptions
  • Meat and poultry handler registration

    Register with LDAF or USDA to legally deal in meat or poultry products in or for commerce
  • Meat and poultry labeling guidance

    Learn labeling requirements and the label approval process for meat and poultry products
  • Meat and poultry laws and regulations

    Laws regulating the meat and poultry industries in Louisiana

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LDAF Meat & Poultry Inspection

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