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Pen-Raised Quail


The dressed carcasses of pen-raised quail shall be offered for sale only when sealed in not readily resealable containers which shall bear a printed legend showing the name and address of the processor holding a valid permit. The label may clearly indicate the species of the quail in the container and shall clearly indicate that the contents are not wild game either by the use of the words "Pen-Raised," "Farm-Raised," or other similar wording approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture.


Any person processes for the purpose of sale any pen-raised quail for use as food shall register with the Department of Agriculture. Application for such certificate shall be made in the manner provided by the Director.


No fee shall be required for such application or certificate.


Animal Health Programs/Poultry
office: (919) 707-3250, option 2 or (919) 707-3365

Application Form:

Pen Raised Quail Application form (PDF)


NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. Michael Martin - State Veterinarian
Mailing Address: 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3250 Fax: (919) 733-2277

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