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Livestock producers who wish to sell their products to grocery stores, restaurants, boarding house and other food service institutions, must meet certain requirements relating to food safety prior to the sale.
Meat processed at a custom exempt processor cannot be sold and must be identified "Not For Sale." (A custom meat processor is defined in state and federal law as a plant that is exempted from continuous inspection because they only process meat for the owner of the animal. The meat products can be consumed by the owner, the owner’s immediate family and non-paying guests, but not sold).
Dairy & Food Inspection Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org