FSIS Issues a Notice of Adjusted Dollar Limitations for Retail Store Operation Exemptions
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2005 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service
today announced calendar year 2005 dollar limitations for retail stores that sell meat and poultry products and
qualify for an exemption from federal inspection.
Retail operations are not subject to inspection unless sales to hotels, restaurants and similar institutions exceed
25% of total sales of the retail operation or exceed the calendar year dollar limitation.
In accordance with FSIS' regulations, the dollar limitations for meat and meat food products will be increased to
$54,500 in 2005 from $53,600 last year. For poultry products, the dollar limitation will increase to $45,800 in 2005
from $43,600. These adjustments are based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.
For further information, contact John O'Connell, Directives and Economic Analysis Staff, Office of Policy, Program, and
Employee Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, at (202) 720-0345 or by fax at