USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will host a red meat mobile slaughter unit information session on Thursday, June 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center in Boonsboro, Maryland. The goals are to educate farmers, ranchers and processors on how to set up mobile slaughter units, receive the federal grant of inspection and meet USDA food safety requirements.
Mobile slaughter units are self-contained slaughter facilities that can travel from site to site. Typically, the units provide slaughter services to regional small producers at conveniently located host farms. FSIS inspected mobile slaughter units provide a feasible option for small livestock producers wanting to provide safe, wholesome meat product to local and interstate consumer markets.