Processing Poultry Meat for Sale in California

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


This publication describes legal approaches to processing poultry in California and is intended to be read alongside ATTRA’s publication Approaches to Processing Poultry Meat for Sale: Navigating Regulations across the United States. Poultry producers in California can process birds and sell poultry meat through one of four different legal approaches to poultry inspection, or through exemption from inspection. The best approach for your farm depends on your current scale of operations and marketing strategies, as well as your farm and family priorities.

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