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Meat and poultry laws and regulations

Laws regulating the meat and poultry industries in Louisiana

State laws and regulations

Title 7: Meat and Poultry Inspection
State regulations for meat and poultry inspection. Title 7, Part XXXIII.

RS 3:4201 Chapter 27. Meat and Poultry Inspection Law

Louisiana State Law regarding meat and poultry inspection.

Federal laws

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Directives

Searchable list of FSIS food and safety regulations and revisions.

Poultry Products Inspection Act

Portion of the Federal Meat Inspection Act that applies to poultry.

USDA Labeling Policy

Policy book for meat and poultry product labeling. Includes abbreviations and A-Z listing of terms and their definitions.


HACCP and SSOP basics
Meeting the requirements for state meat inspection: Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP).

HACCP regulations 417
Legal regulations for Hazard Analysis and Critical Conditions Control Point (HACCP) Systems. 9 CFR 417.

HACCP - Potential hazards guide
Shows some of the typical potential hazards found in various plant processes and associated ingredients.

Sanitation Regulations 416.1 - 416.6
Sanitation Standard Operation Procedures (SSOPs). Includes establishment grounds and facilities, equipment and utensils, sanitary operations, employee hygiene, and tagging insanitary equipment, utensils, rooms, or compartments.

Sanitation Regulations 416.11-416.17
Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs). Includes development of sanitation SOPs, implementation of SOPs, maintenance of sanitation SOPs, corrective actions, recordkeeping requirements, and agency verification.


Exemptions from meat inspection regulation 303.1
Describes what is exempt from meat and poultry inspection regulation.

Reporting violations

Contact info

LDAF Meat & Poultry Inspection