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State Officials, Cooperative Inspection Programs

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

Notes: California,  and Colorado do not maintain State meat or poultry inspection programs. They do perform custom exempt reviews for FSIS under cooperative agreement. Custom exempt operators slaughter or process for the owners of the product and return the product to the owners for their personal use; custom exempt operators do not ship any product out. FSIS is responsible for periodic reviews of these operations.

Utah conducts egg products inspection under a cooperative agreement.

State Officials may email us with requests for updates or corrections to this list.

Related Information: A comprehensive listing of all state food regulatory officials is available from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).


State State Official/Address/Phone/Fax
Alabama Honorable John McMillan, Commissioner
AL Department of Agriculture & Industries
Richard Beard Building
1445 Federal Drive
P.O. Box 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
(334) 240-7100
Fax: (334) 240-7190

Issac C. Barrett, Jr., DVM
Meat & Poultry Inspection Section
Richard Beard Building
1445 Federal Drive
P.O. Box 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
(334) 240-7210
Fax: (334) 240-7167
issac.barrett@fsis.usda.gov

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Arizona Mr. Donald Butler, Director
AZ Department of Agriculture
1688 West Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-0097
Fax: (602) 542-5420

Mr. Rick Mann, Program Manager
AZ Department of Agriculture
AZ Meat & Poultry Inspection
1688 West Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-6398
Fax: (602) 542-4194
rmann@azda.gov

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California

 
Honorable Karen Ross, Secretary
Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N. Street, Suite 409
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0433
Fax: (916) 654-0403

Dr. Dennis Thompson, Chief
Meat & Poultry Inspection Branch
Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N. Street, Room A-125
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0504
Fax: (916) 654-2608
Dthompson@cdfa.ca.gov

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Colorado

 
Honorable John Salazar, Commissioner
Colorado Department of Agriculture
700 Kipling Street
Suite 4000
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 239-4100
Fax: (303) 239-4176

Scott Boyd, Custom Meat Processor Program Administrator
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Inspection and Consumer Services
2331 West 31st Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 867-9217
Fax: (303) 480-9236
scott.boyd@ag.state.co.us

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Delaware

 
Honorable W. Edwin Kee, Jr, Secretary
DE Department of Agriculture
2320 S. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 698-4501
Fax: (302) 697-4463

Andrea Jackson, Administrator, Food Products Inspection
DE Department of Agriculture
2320 S. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 698-4545
Fax: (302) 697-4464
Andrea.Jackson@state.de.us

Debi Mowery
Food Products - Field Supervisor
Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 698-4542
Fax: (302) 697-4735
deborah.mowery@state.de.us

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Georgia

 
Honorable Gary W. Black, Commissioner
GA Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 204
Atlanta, GA 30334-4201
(404) 656-3600
Fax: (404) 651-8206

Glen Echols, Director
Meat Inspection Division
GA Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Room 108
Atlanta, GA 30334-4201
(404) 656-3673
Fax: (404) 463-1998
Glen.Echols@agr.georgia.gov

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Illinois

 
Mr. Robert F. Flider, Director
Illinois Department of Agriculture
801 Sangamon Avenue
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
(217) 785-4789
Fax: (217) 785-4505

Dr. Kris Mazurczak, Bureau Chief
Meat and Poultry Inspection
Illinois Department of Agriculture
801 Sangamon Avenue
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
(217) 782-6684
Fax: (217) 524-7801
kris.mazurczak@illinois.gov

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Indiana

 
Bret D. Marsh, DVM, Indiana State Veterinarian
IN State Board of Animal Health
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205-2898
(317) 544-2413
1-877-747-3038 Toll-free
Fax: (317) 974-2011

James R. Scott, DVM, Director
Division of Meat and Poultry Inspection
IN State Board of Animal Health
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205-2898
(317) 544-2406
1-877-747-3038 Toll-free
Fax: (317) 974-2011
jascott@boah.in.gov

Mr. Gary Haynes, Chief of Staff
Division of Meat and Poultry Inspection
IN State Board of Animal Health
Discovery Hall, Suite 100
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205-2898
(317) 544-2412
1-877-747-3038 Toll-free
Fax: (317) 974-2011
ghaynes@boah.in.gov

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Iowa

 
Honorable Bill Northey, Secretary
IA Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
Wallace Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5322
Fax: (515) 281-6236
whm@iowaagriculture.gov

Dr. Gary Johnson, Bureau Chief
Division of Consumer Protection and Animal Health
Wallace Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5597
Fax: (515) 281-4819
gary.johnson@iowaagriculture.gov

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Kansas

 
Honorable Dale Rodman, Secretary of Agriculture
KS Department of Agriculture
109 SW 9th Street
4th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-3550
Fax: (785) 296-8389

Julie Ehler, Program Manager
Meat and Poultry Inspection
KS Department of Agriculture
Division of Inspection
109 SW 9th Street
3rd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-3511
Fax: 785 296-0673
Julie.ehler@kda.ks.gov

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Louisiana

 
Honorable Michael Strain, DVM, Commissioner
LA Department of Agriculture & Forestry
P.O. Box 631
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0631
(504) 922-1234
Fax: (504) 922-1253

Robert Babin, Meat Program Director
LA Department of Agriculture & Forestry
P.O. Box 1951
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1951

Mr. Jim Jenkins, Ag Meat Program Coordinator
LA Department of Agriculture & Forestry
P.O. Box 1951
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1951
(225) 922-1358
F (225) 925-4103
jjenkins@ldaf.state.la.us

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Maine

 
Honorable Walter E. Whitcomb, Commissioner
ME Department of Agriculture
Food & Rural Resources
Division of Animal Health and Industry
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0028
(207) 287-3871

Mr. Hal Prince, State Veterinarian
ME Department of Agriculture
Food & Rural Resources
Division of Quality Assurance & Regulations
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0028
(207) 287-7512
Fax: (207) 287-5576
hal.prince@maine.gov

Ronald E. Dyer, Director
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Division of Quality Assurance & Regulations
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0028
(207) 287-7522 office
(207) 592-1280 mobile
ron.dyer@maine.gov

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Minnesota

 
Honorable Dave Frederickson, Commissioner
MN Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
(651) 201-6219
Fax: (651) 201-6118

Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Director
Dairy, Food and Meat Inspection Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
(651) 201-6453
Fax: (651) 201-6116
heidi.kassenborg@state.mn.us

Nicole Neeser, DVM, Program Manager
Dairy, Meat & Poultry Inspection
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
(651) 201-6225
Fax: (651) 201-6116
Nicole.neeser@state.mn.us

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Mississippi

 
Honorable Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commissioner
MS Department of Agriculture & Commerce
121 North Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 359-1198
Fax: (601) 354-6502

Dr. Richard A. Benton, Director
Meat Inspection Division
MS Department of Agriculture & Commerce
121 North Jefferson Street
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 359-1191
Fax: (601) 359-1105
Richardb@mdac.state.ms.us

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Missouri

 
Harry D. Bozoian, Acting Director
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Division of Animal Health
P.O. Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630
(573) 751-3377
Fax: (573) 751-6919

Dr. Harold Treese, Director
MO State Meat Inspection Program
MO Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630
(573) 751-3377
Fax: (573) 751-6919
harold.treese@mda.mo.gov

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Montana

 
Honorable Christian Mackay, Executive Officer
MT Board of Livestock
P.O. Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
(406) 444-9321
Fax: (406) 444-1929
cmackay@mt.gov

Gary Hamel, Bureau Chief
Meat Inspection
MT Department of Livestock
P.O. Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
(406) 444-5293
Fax: (406) 444-1929
ghamel@mt.gov

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North Carolina

 
Honorable Steven Troxler, Commissioner
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1001
(919) 707-3000
Fax: (919) 733-1141
steve.troxler@ncagr.gov

Alan Wade, State Director
Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 707-3180
Fax: (919) 715-0246
Alan.Wade@ncagr.gov

Dr. Beth Yongue, Assistant Director
Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 707-3180
Fax: (919) 715-0246
Beth.Yongue@ncagr.gov

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North Dakota

 
Honorable Doug Geohring, Commisioner
ND Department of Agriculture
Dept. 602
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismark, ND 58505-0020
(701) 328-2231

Dr. Andrea Grondahl, Director
State Meat Inspection
ND Department of Agriculture
Dept. 602
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismark, ND 58505-0020
(701) 328-4762
Fax: (701) 328-4567
agrondah@nd.gov

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Ohio

 
Honorable David Daniels, Director
OH Department of Agriculture
8995 East Main Street
Bromfield Adm. Bldg., 3rd Floor
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 466-2732
Fax: (614) 466-6124
rboggs@agri.ohio.gov

Dr. Mahmood (Mike) Sabihi, Acting Chief
Division of Meat Inspection
OH Department of Agriculture
8995 East Main Street
Bromfield Adm. Bldg., 2nd Floor
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 728-6260
Fax: (614) 728-6434
Mahmood.Sabihi@fsis.usda.gov

Dr. Steve Close, Assistant Chief
Division of Meat Inspection
OH Department of Agriculture
8995 East Main Street
Bromfield Adm. Bldg., 2nd Floor
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 728-6260
Fax: (614) 728-6434
sclose@mail.agri.state.oh.us

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Oklahoma

 
Honorable John Reese, Secretary and Commissioner
OK Department of Agriculture
Food and Forestry
P.O. Box 528804
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8804
(405) 522-5719
Fax: (405) 522-0909

Mr. Stan Stromberg, Director
Meat Inspection Services
Food Safety Division
OK Department of Agriculture
Food and Forestry
P.O. Box 528804
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8804
(405) 521-3741 or (405) 522-6119
Fax: (405) 522-0756
stan.stromberg@oda.state.ok.us

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South Carolina

 
Dr. Boyd H. Parr, Director
Livestock-Poultry Health Programs
Clemson University
P.O. Box 102406
Columbia, SC 29224-2406
(803) 788-2260 ext. 231
Fax: (803) 788-8058
bparr@clemson.edu

Dr. Clyde B. Hoskins, Interim Director
SC Meat-Poultry Inspection Department
P.O. Box 102406
Columbia, SC 29224-2406
(803) 788-8747
Fax: (803) 788-8114
clyde.hoskins@fsis.usda.gov

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South Dakota

 
Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, State Veterinarian & Administrator
SD Animal Industry Board
411 South Fort Street
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3321
Fax: (605) 773-5459
Dustin.Oedekoven@state.sd.us

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Texas

 
Honorable David L. Lakey, M.D., Commissioner of Health
TX Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
1-888-963-7111
Fax: (512) 458-7477

Dr. Howard Johnson, State Director & Manager
Meat Safety Assurance Unit
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 834-6760 Ext 2541
Fax: (512) 834-6763
butch.johnson@dshs.state.tx.us

Dr. Thomas "T.R." Lansford, DVM, Assistant State Director/TA Coordinator
Meat Safety Assurance Unit
TX Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 834-6760 Ext 2541
Fax: (512) 834-6763
Thomas.lansford@fsis.usda.gov

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Utah

 
Honorable Leonard M. Blackham, Commissioner
UT Department of Agriculture & Food
350 N. Redwood Road
P.O. Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-6500
(801) 538-7101
Fax: (801) 538-7169

Dr. Earl Rogers, State Veterinarian
Division of Animal Industry
350 N. Redwood Road
P.O. Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-6500
(801) 538-7160
Fax: (801) 538-7169
erogers@utah.gov

Mr. Noel McSpadden, Program Manager
Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau
350 N. Redwood Road
P.O. Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500
(801) 538-7117
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Vermont

 
Honorable Chuck Ross, Secretary
VT Agency of Agriculture
116 State Street
Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
(802) 828-2430
Fax: (802) 828-2361

Dr. Kristin M. Haas, Director
VT Agency of Agriculture
Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Meat Inspection Service
116 State Street
Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
(802) 828-2426
Fax: (802) 828-5983
kristin.haas@state.vt.us

Dr. Katherine McNamara, DVM, Assistant Veterinarian
VT Agency of Agriculture
Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Meat Inspection Service
116 State Street
Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
(802) 828-2426
Fax: (802) 828-5983
Katherine.McNamara@state.vt.us

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Virginia

 
Honorable Matthew J. Lohr, Commissioner
VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 786-3501
Fax: (804) 371-2945

Dr. Rick Hackenbracht, Program Manager
Office of Meat & Poultry Services
VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Oliver Hill Building
102 Governor Street, Suite 352
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 786-4569
Fax: (804) 786-1003
Richard.hackenbracht@vdacs.virginia.gov

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West Virginia

 
Honorable Walt Helmick, Commissioner
WV Department of Agriculture
Room E-28
State Capitol Building
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305-0170
(304) 558-2201
Fax: (304) 558-2203

Dr. Robert E. Pitts, Acting Director
Meat & Poultry Inspection Division
WV Department of Agriculture
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
State Capitol Building
Charleston, WV 25305-0179
(304) 558-2206
Fax: (304) 558-1882
robert.pitts@fsis.usda.gov

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Wisconsin

 
Honorable Ben Brancel, Secretary
WI Department of Agriculture
Trade and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
(608) 224-5015

Ms. Cindy Klug, Director
Meat Safety and Inspection Bureau
WI Department of Agriculture
Trade and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
(608) 224-4729
Fax: (608) 224-4710
cindy.klug@wi.gov

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Wyoming

 
Honorable Jason Fearneyhough, Director
WY Department of Agriculture
2219 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6569
Fax: (307) 777-6593
jfearn@state.wy.us

Mr. Dean Finkenbinder, Manager
Consumer Health Services
WY Department of Agriculture
2219 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0100
(307) 777-6587
Fax: (307) 777-6593
dfinke@state.wy.us

Ms. Linda Stratton, Assistant Manager
Consumer Health Services
WY Department of Agriculture
2219 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0100
(307) 777-6592
Fax: (307) 777-6593
lstrat@state.wy.us

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