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In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Office of Meat and Poultry Services administers meat and poultry inspection laws and regulations designed to provide and maintain a safe, unadulterated, wholesome and accurately labeled meat and poultry supply.

The office oversees the process of converting farm-raised animals into food products, which includes raw products such as ground meat as well as cooked products such as Brunswick stew. Inspection services are available to individuals or companies that slaughter and/or process meat and poultry products.



Laws & Regulations

Equal Opportunity Program

  • VDACS and USDA prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the two Departments. To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call:  Office of Meat and Poultry Services, 102 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Phone 804.786.4569 (voice) or USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC  20250-9410 800.795.3272 (voice) or 202.720.6382 (TDD).
  • And Justice for All USDA/FSIS poster (pdf)

Barry Jones
Office of Meat and Poultry Inspection

Click here for Division of Animal and Food Industry Services contact information.

Click here to submit a complaint concerning foodborne illness, or conditions at a food manufacturer or retail store.

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