Meat and poultry handler registration
Register with LDAF or USDA to legally deal in meat or poultry products in or for commerce
You are required by law to register with LDAF or USDA if you deal in meat or poultry products in or for commerce, unless you operate under State or Federal Inspection. This applies to:
Wholesalers of any carcasses or parts of carcasses of any cattle, sheep, poultry, swine, goats, horses, mules, or other equines, whether the product is intended for human consumption or not
Public warehousemen who store carcasses or parts of carcasses of any cattle, sheep, poultry, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines
Buyers, sellers, and transporters of any dead, dying, disabled or diseased animals or parts of carcasses of such animals (4D Operator)
Educational programs where carcasses or parts of carcasses are slaughtered, processed, or both
Any combination of the above
To file a complaint or inquiry related to meat inspection, contact the LDAF Meat & Poultry Inspection Program by phone, email, or mail. Please provide as much information as possible to allow us to better assist you with your issue, including your contact information.
In accordance with federal and state laws, LDAF is prohibited from discrimination in its programs and services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, disability (including blindness), medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and political affiliation.
To file a complaint of discrimination, contact the LDAF Meat & Poultry Inspection Program main office or write to:
Director, LDAF Meat & Poultry Inspection 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4003 Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Alternately, you may contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture at (866) 632-9992 (toll-free) or write to:
USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.
Our policy is to provide meaningful access to individuals who wish to access our programs and services regardless of their national origin or limited ability to speak, read, write or understand English. Both TTY/TDD and voice users may initiate calls through the Louisiana Relay Directory by dialing 711 or by contacting them directly at Louisiana Relay .
Individuals speaking Spanish may dial 225-922-1359 to leave a voicemail request and email address.
Las personas que hablan español pueden llamar al 225-922-1359 para dejar una petición de correo de voz y correo electrónico.