State Inspection Programs
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 and the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1978. However, product produced under State Inspection is limited to intrastate commerce, unless a state opts into an additional cooperative program, the Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program.