Any meat product sold or offered for sale must bear an appropriate label. This label must have:
All formulas, labels and labeling information used in the labeling of products in “Equal To” meat plants must be submitted to the Meat Inspection Program for review prior to use. Review the USDA’s labeling requirements for more information on specific requirements.
Product formulations, or formulas, must also be submitted to the Meat Inspection Program for review. Formulations are a listing of all of the ingredients in a product. In addition to meat, other ingredients could include water, spices, cures, flavorings, binders or extenders. Your Inspector will review your product’s formula to determine several things:
Once these subjects have been addressed, the label will be approved and returned to you so you can begin producing product.
Nicole Neeser, DVM, MPHDairy, Meat & Poultry Inspection Program Manager651firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa ChirhartMeat & Poultry Inspection Program Supervisor651email@example.com
Dairy & Food Inspection Division