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Meat and Poultry

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The goal of the Office of Meat and Poultry Services (OMPS) is to ensure the production of safe, wholesome, and truthfully labeled meat and poultry products as well as humane treatment of the livestock that are processed. OMPS provides inspection service to individuals or companies that slaughter and/or process meat and poultry products.


A Guide to Virginia’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Program
Directory of Establishments
How to Obtain State Meat and Poultry Inspection
Establishment Design and Construction
Requirements for a Custom Permit
Guidance for Determining Whether a Poultry Slaughter or Processing Operation is Exempt from Inspection
Virginia Meat and Poultry Inspection Act
Virginia Meat and Poultry Inspection Regulations

For more information, please contact:
Barry Jones, Program Manager
VDACS Office of Meat and Poultry Inspection
P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218
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