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Major Differences Between a Cooperative Interstate Shipment Agreement and Federal Inspection

This illustrative chart demonstrates the differences between a Federally-inspected establishment and a State-inspected establishment operating under the Cooperative Interstate Shipment program.

Subject

CIS Inspected

Federally Inspected

Inspection Personnel State appointed, federally-trained inspectors Federally appointed inspectors
Application Apply for a recommendation via the State where the establishment resides. Apply for a Grant of Inspection via the FSIS District Office associated with your state.
Inspection Label Federally Inspected seal with “SE” which symbolizes the product was made from a “state establishment”.  The seal will usually have the abbreviation on the federal seal as well.  Each legend will differ due to different state abbreviations. (See Figure B for example)

One standard seal of inspection for carcasses, one standard seal of inspection for processed meats and a standard seal for raw and processed poultry.

inspection seal

Resources

  • FSIS Final Rule - Cooperative Inspection Programs: Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry Product (May 2, 2011)
  • FSIS Directive 5740.1 - Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program (Sep 27, 2012)

Additional Resources

Last Modified Jun 02, 2015