Meat & Poultry Inspection


  • To enforce the North Carolina Compulsory Meat
    Inspection Laws.
  • Enforce the North Carolina Poultry Products Inspection Laws.
  • To ensure that meat and poultry plants subject to North Carolina state inspection produce safe, wholesome, and properly labeled meat and poultry products
  • To inspect meat and poultry plant products, practices and conditions and undertake enforcement actions as appropriate.




Meat & Poultry Highlights

FSIS Small Plant
Help Desk

Information Statement

Non-discrimination Statement

1,000 Poultry Exemption Requirements

20,000 Poultry Exemption Requirements

Plants that Process Deer

Plants that Slaughter and/or Process Meats for Farmers

Plants that Will Make Product for New Businesses

Important Information for Meat & Poultry Handlers

Inspection Requirements
for Meat & Poultry Businesses

Labeling and Point of Purchase Claims

FSIS Federal Register

USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline:

Hearing and speech impaired individuals can contact us toll free
through the Telecommunications Relay Services as follows:

Hearing Impaired:
Speech Impaired:

Current Hotel, Restaurant and Institution (HRI) Dollar Limitations for Retail Stores
Meat -- $79,200
Poultry -- $58,200



NCDA&CS - Meat and Poultry Inspection Division, W. Alan Wade, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street , Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3180; FAX: (919) 715-0246;TA Office: (919) 707-3195