Reviews of State Programs
FSIS conducts at least annual comprehensive reviews of State Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programs and their requirements—including enforcement of those requirements— with respect to slaughter, preparation, processing, storage, handling, and distribution of livestock carcasses and parts, meat and meat food products, and poultry products.
Through the comprehensive reviews, FSIS determines whether each State MPI program is at least equal to the Federal inspection program, and includes evaluation of the following nine components:
- Statutory Authority and Food Safety Regulations
- Product Sampling
- Staffing and Training
- Humane Handling
- Non-Food Safety Consumer Protection
- Civil Rights
- Financial Accountability
Review of State Programs Summary Report and Individual State Reports, Fiscal Year 2013 (Dec 2013; PDF Only)
Report presents the findings from FSIS' comprehensive reviews of the 27 States that currently operate meat and poultry inspection programs; it includes links to individual State reports.
- Also available as a PDF Portfolio including summary report and all State reports. (6.3mb)
- Individual State Reports: AL | AZ | DE | GA | IL | IN | IA | KS | LA | ME | MN | MS | MO | MT | NC | ND | OH | OK | SC | SD | TX | UT | VT | VA | WV | WI | WY