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Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection in Michigan

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has jurisdiction over meat and poultry products as they are defined by the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Acts and FSIS policy. FSIS operates two basic programs:

  • Establishments that are granted USDA inspection including animal (before and after slaughter) and facility sanitation inspections.
  • Exempt meat and poultry establishments where animal inspections (before or after slaughter) are not performed. Sanitation inspections may be conducted on a periodic basis. Exemptions include: