The Alabama Meat and Poultry Inspection Program upholds state laws, regulations, and procedures considered "at least equal to" the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA). As such, the FMIA grants our program the authority to regulate slaughter and processing establishments within the state of Alabama. Alabama’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Program Consists of 34 Inspectors, Supervisors, Compliance Officers and Veterinarians dedicated to ensuring that all meat and poultry products sold in Alabama are wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled before entering commerce. Our program regulates red meat and poultry slaughter and processing at small and very small establishments throughout Alabama. We provide daily inspection duties at State Inspected facilities as well as Federal Inspected facilities, under the Talmadge-Aiken Act. We also provide inspection duties at all Custom Exempt facilities in Alabama. Our compliance officers provide oversight to ensure all meat products in commerce are stored and labeled properly.
Dr. Issac Barrett, Jr. - Associate State Veterinarian Director, Meat Inspection Program
Ph (334)-240-7255 ext. 5
Lynn Blue - Departmental Operations Specialist
Dr. Hannah Ennis - Public Health Veterinarian
David Bunch - Senior Compliance Officer
- “The Alabama Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in the administration of its programs or activities.”
- “Language assistance is available upon request.”