Red Meat and Poultry Inspection
Sanitary inspection on a bandsaw
The Maine Red Meat and Poultry Inspection Program started daily inspections on June 16, 2003.
The program is regulating the wholesomeness and quality of Maine's meat and poultry, and ensures the consumer a safe product. The program is at minimum, equal to the current USDA Inspection System.
The objective of the Meat and Poultry Inspection program is to assist Maine's very small to medium sized meat and poultry processors by providing state inspected slaughtering facilities. This, coupled with timely, local decision-making will build on the success of the current industry while promoting additional business within the state. If you are interested in state inspection, or have any questions, please contact: Henrietta Beaufait at (207) 287-7512: or email: email@example.com
The Maine Department of Agriculture and the Maine Red Meat and Poultry Inspection Program is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Read the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement.
State relay number for the hearing impaired or for inquiries about aids for the visually impaired (documents in large print or Braille) (207) 287-3871
Current meat plants under state inspection.
State, USDA and Custom Slaughter Establishments in Maine
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|State Inspected 1|
|Nest and Mullen Slaughterhouse||7 Perkins Lane,
Kennebunk, ME 04043
|West Gardiner Beef||10 Gilley Drive,
West Gardiner, ME 04345
|Bubier Meats||194 Sprague Mills Road, Greene, ME 04236||207-946-5015||x||x||x|
|Garey's Custom Slaughterhouse||125 Benjamin Road,
Mars Hill, ME 04758
|Maple Lane Farms||222 Charleston Road, Charleston, ME 04422||207-285-3591||x||x||x||x||x|
|L.P. Bisson and Sons||112 Meadow Road, Topsham, ME 04086||207-725-7215||x||x||x||x||x|
|Weston's Meat Cutting||95 Collins Mills Road
West Gardiner, ME 04345
|Westons Inspected Poultry Processing||95 Collins Mills Road
West Gardiner, ME 04345
|USDA Inspected 2|
|Windham Butchershop||Varney Mills Road, Windham, ME 04062||207-892-4203||x||x||x||x|
|Curtis Butchershop||1719 Camden Road, Warren, ME 04864||207-273-2574||x||x||x|
|Sanford Butchershop||2061 Rochester Road, Sanford, ME 04073||207-324-2800||x||x||x|
|Herring Bros., Inc.||P.O. Box 526, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426||207-876-4395||x||x||x|
|Luce's Maine Grown Meats||366 Embden Pond Road, North Anson, ME 04911||207-635-2817||x||x||x||x||x|
|Custom Exempt Only 3|
|Kens Custom Meat Cutting||134 River Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
|Castonguay Meats||234 Gibbs Mill Road, Livermore, ME 04254||207-897-4989||x||x|
|Blaisdell Brothers Farm||140 South Side Road, York, ME 03909||207-363-6078||x|
|Tabor Homestead||335 Lebanon Road, North Berwick, ME 03906||207-676-5579||x|
|Blaisdell's Custom Slaughterhouse||163 Waterville Road, Norridgewock, ME 04957||207-634-3742||x||x|
|Greaney's Turkey Farm||Main Street, Mercer, ME||207-587-4062||x|
|Jason's Butchershop||22 Unity Road, Albion, ME 04910||207-437-2490||x||x||x|
|Watson's Butchershop||61 Carter Road, Etna, ME 04434||207-269-4356||x||x|
|Boucher's Custom Cutting||715 Benton Avenue, Winslow, ME 04901||207-873-3671||x||x|
|Folsom's Custom Meat Cutting||Route 1, Monticello, ME 04760||207-538-2129||x||x|
|A&A Custom Slaughterhouse||175 Fort Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769
|Kniffins Smokehouse||404 Embden Pond Road
N. Anson, ME 04958
|Dubes Custom Meat Processing||124 US Rte 1
Frenchville, ME 04745
|Scotts Meat Shop||1359 New Sweden Road
Woodland, ME 04736
|Blakes Slaughtering and Custom Cut Meats||602 Cooper Road
Alexander, ME 04694
|IRS/P||= inspected red meat slaughter/processing|
|CERS/P||= custom exempt red meat slaughter/processing|
|IS||= inspected smoking|
|CES||= custom exempt smoking|
|CEP||= custom exempt poultry|
|CERSO||= custom exempt red meat slaughter only|
|CERPO||= custom exempt red meat processing only|
|M/D||= moose/wild-caught deer|
|RW||= retail and wholesale|
|IP||= inspected poultry (chicken, turkey, waterfowl)|
- State Inspected product is for sale only within the State of Maine. USDA inspected product can be shipped interstate and sold on the internet. All domestically raidised red deer/elk must be slaughtered/processed at an inspected establishment if offered FOR SALE.
- Most State Inspected and USDA Inspected establishments are also licensed for Custom slaughter/processing3. When scheduling for slaughter be sure to ask for an inspector to be present if you want to sell the product at retail or wholesale.
- Custom slaughter/processing means the product is marked "NOT FOR SALE" and cannot be sold. When the meat is intended as NOT FOR SALE, a record should be completed and given to the owner of the custom meat/poultry establishment. You may download a PDF file of the forms here. Choose one of the three pages according to the type of slaughter or processing.
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