A pointer towards the right direction...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by X2Farm, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    So, research has started. The owners of the farm are looking to get back down to serious business. So, YAY for that!

    What I'm tryin to get figured out, is regulations, such as USDA, for small business/llc for such things as canning and selling goods (though not on a HUGE scale... farmers market/word of mouth kinda thing) such as jams n such, beef/goats/pigs/chicken for meat and chickens for eggs n meat. I'm seeing things on the USDA site, but it seems to only pertain to huge commercial operations? What am I missing?

    Can any of yall point me in the right direction? Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    erp... I guess I answered my own question, at least one part...

    In regards to poultry... this means if I slaughter no more then 1,000 birds in a calendar year for sale to the public, I would not need any sort of USDA permit/inspection?
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/PPIA/index.asp#Sec. 464

    Quote:Of course, shall the number reach more.. proper licensing/inspection would ensue....
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
  4. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
  5. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    You might want to look at 453(a) of that title.

    That 'moves in commerce' thing appears to mean you can't sell poultry so that it winds up outside your state. That 'commerce' thing.

    It also appears that even without a commercial license, you're in trouble if you sell anything that is spoiled or er...'putrid'. But I've only finished reading 'How to Talk Like a Lawyer', not 'How to Read Like a Lawyer' so good if you go over it yourself.

    I also suggest you read your local laws, as they often are different. Some bar any poultry.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2010

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