Establishments have the option to apply for Federal or State inspection. States operate under a cooperative
agreement with FSIS. States' program must enforce requirements "at least equal to" those imposed under the
Federal Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Acts. However, product produced under State
inspection is limited to intrastate commerce. FSIS provides up to 50%
of the State's operating funds, as well as training and other assistance.
Cooperative Inspection Programs: Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry Products; Final Rule
Listing of States Without Inspection Programs
A list of States that have given up their meat or poultry inspection programs or both. USDA assumed the
inspection function of these plants in addition to plants already under USDA inspection.
Reviews of State Programs Information about comprehensive reviews of State meat and poultry inspection programs and summary reports;
links to the most recent Annual Comprehensive Review and Determination Reports.