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Ohio first to gain interstate approval for small meat plants

August 21, 2012

The USDA’s new Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program allows small, state-inspected businesses with 25 or fewer employees to sell their products across state lines if they meet certain food safety requirements.  Last week, Ohio became the first state to gain approval to sell meat from small, state-inspected slaughterhouses across state lines.  USDA reports here.  Food Safety News reports here.

This is going to improve the potential for small farmers in Ohio to participate at the Wild Ramp Market!!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Nancy Griffith permalink
    August 21, 2012 4:07 pm

    great news

    Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:40:12 +0000 To:

  2. August 21, 2012 7:54 pm

    Several of our meat processers here have shut down over the years. I think we’re down to one if you raise your own stock and need to have it butchered. Not exactly sure why? Also don’t know if it’s something just local or widespread. Trying to imagine how I’d chase down the facts.

    • August 23, 2012 12:08 am

      There are fewer processors here also but we recently heard that one nearby one bought out another and THAT facility has a way to provide smoked meats, so we will be getting more variety soon.

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