It’s official! Oregon has become the first state on the West Coast approved to operate a state meat inspection program. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has entered into a cooperative agreement with the USDA, FSIS to develop, administer and enforce requirements “at least equal to” those imposed under the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA). See the USDA news release.

Thank you to you, our meat industry partners, for all your valuable input. Working together we have designed and established this program. Establishing the program is one of the first steps and we look forward to our continued partnership to help create additional opportunities for producers and processors to grow and satisfy the local demand for meat products produced in Oregon.

To learn more and how Oregon producers can apply to the State Meat Inspection Program visit the Oregon State Meat Inspection Program web page.

Meeting Reminder

The next meat industry partners meeting will be held Thursday, August 11 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. To help us address your questions during the meeting please email any questions about the Oregon program to StateMeatInspection@oda.oregon.gov We will also have time during the meeting if you have additional questions.

Proposed Agenda:

  • State Meat Inspection Program update
  • Rusty Rock and Paul Sherman, ODA Food Safety Program
  • Updates from the NW Meat Processors Association
  • Other

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