Poultry Processing Regulations and Exemptions

Poultry processing regulations can be confusing, especially for small operations. Here we walk you through the federal law and small-scale exemptions and state-level laws and regulations.

Table of Contents

  1. Federal Law and Exemptions
  2. NMPAN Webinars about the Poultry Processing Exemptions
  3. Poultry Processing Regulations by State
  4. Other Resources


Federal Law and Exemptions

The Law

The federal Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA), administered by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the primary law governing poultry processing.

The PPIA requires …