Approaches to Processing Poultry Meat for Sale: Navigating Regulations across the United States

By: Ann Baier, NCAT Agriculture Specialist
Published Sept. 2021


This publication provides an overview of the main approaches to processing poultry meat with respect to regulations. It includes a resource table to facilitate access to government regulations and agencies, Cooperative Extension and nonprofit resources, and provides practical guidance from producer and processor networks for pastured poultry producers and niche meat processors. The best approach for your farm depends on the species you raise, your state and location, your sales volume, and intended customers.

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