Resources for Meat Industry
Commercial Meat and Poultry Industry
- FSIS Fact sheets: Contains information on recall plan to safe food handling.
- A list of
Accredited Laboratories is available from this Web page. It is updated monthly.
ALP accredits nonfederal analytical chemistry laboratories to analyze meat and poultry food products for moisture, protein, fat, and salt (MPFS) content and/or certain classes of chemical residues. Currently the specific chemical residues are chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHC), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), sulfonamides, nitrosamines, and arsenic.
- Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center HACCP Plans
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- HACCP system guide from University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Contains interactive forms that can be downloaded
Federal Grant of Inspection GuidePlease refer to this web site for information on inspection of meat products.
Resources for Game and Home Livestock Slaughter
Extension Documents addressing home slaughter processing of wild game, beef, pork and poultry. Additionally, there are documents on custom slaughter process.
Field Care of Harvested Big Game
Proper care of harvested game is the most important criterion to ensure its value as food. This publication was prepared to assist you in the proper care of your game in the field. Deer are used as examples in the following procedures. The information can also be applied to other big game animals. https://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR507/welcome
Handling and Cooking Game
Each year hunters waste thousands of pounds of meat through carelessness, ignorance, or neglect. Here are some suggestions to help you preserve your meat so that you can deliver it in good condition to the cook or to the freezer. The quality and flavour of the meat depends a great deal on the care you give it from the moment it is killed. https://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR495/welcome.html
Processing Your Deer at Home
This publication illustrates and describes a good method of cutting up a deer. It serves as a guide, and there are tips on using, cooking, and storing venison. https://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR508/welcome.html
Slaughtering Practices And Techniques
This publication illustrates and describes methods to prepare beef animals for conventional slaughter and traditional and ritualistic slaughter. http://www.fao.org/food-safety/news/news-details/en/c/1300975/ http://www.fao.org/3/t0279e/T0279E00.htm http://www.fao.org/3/X6552E/X6552E00.htm
Home Slaughtering and Processing of Beef
These publications illustrate and describe methods to prepare beef animals for slaughter, the slaughter method and process to breakdown a carcass, as well as wrapping and storing meat. https://extension2.missouri.edu/g2208 http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-2047/ANSI-3400web.pdf
How to Butcher a Pig for Home Use
These publications illustrate and describe methods to prepare swine for slaughter, slaughter, process to breakdown a carcass, as well as wrapping and storing meat. https://blog-swine.extension.umn.edu/2020/06/how-to-butcher-pig-for-home-use.html (video included) https://extension.sdstate.edu/home-hog-slaughter
Home processing of poultry
These publications illustrate and describe methods to prepare poultry for slaughter, the slaughter process, breakdown of carcass, as well as wrapping and storing meat. https://extension.umn.edu/small-scale-poultry/home-processing-poultry https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9273/html
Buying Locally Raised Meats for Custom Processing
These publications illustrate and describe methods to purchase meat directly from producer. https://www.extension.uidaho.edu/publishing/pdf/CIS/CIS1222.pdf
Selling Meat Direct to Consumers from the Ranch or Farm
Meat processing business development
guide to designing a small red meat plant compressed generic meat plant business plan usda-programs-support-small-meat-processing-plantsnational-sustainable-agriculture-coalition.pdf https://www.fsis.usda.gov/shared/pdf/USDA-Assistance-for-Small-Meat-Processors-7-28-2020.pdf