USDA Finalizes Shipment Agreement with Montana

The state is permitted to ship meat nationally.

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they have finalized a Cooperative Interstate Shipment agreement with the State of Montana. The Food Safety and Inspection Service oversees this process, and has been signed on to inspect local meat and poultry process facilities to make sure that they continually comply with federal shipping standards.

“USDA is working with states to ensure they have the tools and resources necessary to expand existing capacity and thrive for many decades to come,” said Sandra Eskin, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety. “The Cooperative Interstate Shipment program provides an excellent opportunity for small meat and poultry processors to build their local and regional marketplaces, while ensuring the safety of the meat and poultry products they produce.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Food Safety Under Secretary Eskin as she fulfills her role in the USDA.
  • For Secretary Vilsack as he oversees regulations and works to support the food supply chain.
  • For state officials and producers in Montana as meat from their state is shipped around the nation.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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