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Custom Exempt Red Meat and/or Poultry Slaughter Facilities in Florida1

Chad Carr and Larry Eubanks2

Several livestock and small poultry producers are trying to gain a greater portion of the available profit margin by becoming meat marketers, rather than just livestock producers. Custom exempt slaughter facilities can help facilitate the needs of niche meat marketers. Additionally, many Florida consumers aspire to buy locally raised products. A custom exempt facility is exempted from inspection by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) because it is being paid for the service of converting a meat animal into a meat product. This exemption is described in its entirety in the Code of Federal Regulations (USDA 2003) and is discussed extensively in Carr et al. (2008b). Custom exempt poultry processing facilities have different regulations than red meat facilities (USDA 2006).

A custom exempt red meat facility can only slaughter and process livestock for the exclusive use of the owner(s), and products cannot be sold. The facility will still be subject to periodic, risk-based inspection by USDA-FSIS. A red meat plant can simultaneously do work that is custom exempt and federally inspected, whereas a poultry plant cannot. Several of the USDA-inspected facilities listed in EDIS document AN203 (Carr et al. 2008a) also perform custom exempt slaughter. The following is a list of custom exempt livestock and/or poultry facilities in the State of Florida.

Literature Cited

Carr, C. C., L. E. Eubanks, & R. D. Dijkhuis. 2008a. USDA Inspected Livestock Slaughter Facilities in Florida. AN203. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/AN/AN20300.pdf

Carr, C. C., L. E. Eubanks, & R. D. Dijkhuis. 2008b. Custom and Retail Exempt Meat Marketing. AN204. Gainesville: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/AN/AN20400.pdf

USDA. 2003. Exemptions to Federal Meat Inspection. 9CFR303.1 Food Safety Inspection Service. Washington D.C. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2012-title9-vol2/pdf/CFR-2012-title9-vol2-part303.pdf. (May 23, 2008)

USDA. 2006. Guidance for Determining Whether a Poultry Slaughter or Processing Operation is Exempt from Inspection Requirements of the Poultry Products Inspection Act. Food Safety Inspection Service. Washington D.C. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/0c410cbe-9f0c-4981-86a3-a0e3e3229959/Poultry_Slaughter_Exemption_0406.pdf?MOD=AJPERES (May 12, 2010)

USDA. 2007. Custom Exempt Review Process. 5930 Food Safety Inspection Service. Washington D.C. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/84727a9f-cc80-482a-8725-0956524353e8/5930.1Rev4.pdf?MOD=AJPERES (July 30, 2008)

Tables

Table 1. 

Name

Address

City

State

ZIP

Est. No.

Phone

Contact

Ali Meats

1616 Dean Rd.

Orlando

FL

32825

11113

407-277-9483

Mr. Efzil Sadeek

Apoultry

7260 Gardner Street

Winter Park

FL

32792

 

407-948-7614

Mr. Mirza Ahmed

Arnold's Meat Processing

6978 County Rd 78 W

Labelle

FL

       

B & J Meats

1690 Morgan Rd.

Century

FL

 

11191M

   

Binders Meat Processing

8551 Ellis Road

Jay

FL

       

Braddock Slaughter Service

446 Cr 305

Seville

FL

32190

 

386-749-4322

Mr. Audi Braddock

Brannon's Custom Slaughter

16604 37Th Drive

Wellborn

FL

       

Camp Tracey Childrens Home

10050 Camp Tracey Rd.

Glen St. Mary

FL

       

Chiefland Custom Meats

14053Nw Hwy 120

Trenton,

FL

       

Circle H Meat Masters

1199 Howell Ave Suite H

Brooksville

FL

       

Corbin's 4 Point Packing

3683 Hwy. 273

Chipley,

FL

 

11192M

   

Crawford's Custom Meats

Rt. 2 403 A Hwy 239-A

Lake Butler

FL

       

Dilmore Meats

2321 Dilmore Road

Cottondale

FL

 

11190M

   

Driggers & Son Custom Meats

5337 Sw 35Th Ave

Jasper

FL

       

Eddie's Duck & Poultry

4806 N. Manhattan Ave.

Tampa

FL

       

Esto Meat Processing

1081 Hwy. 79 N

Bonifay, Fl

FL

 

31606MP

   

French's Meat Packing

1162 Cowart Road

Seville

FL

       

Fussell's Frozen Foods

2038 Se Carlstromfield Rd

Arcadia

FL

       

Hardee Senior High School

830 Attman Road

Wauchula

FL

       

Hoof -N- Horn

2816 Stalvey Oaks Dr

Plant City

FL

33563

 

813-752-3955

Mr. Robbie Stalvey

Hopkin's Meat Packing

900 Michigan St.

Sanford

FL

32773

11120

407-322-9291

Mrs. Marie Hopkins

Jessica Jones

10050 Camp Tracey Rd.

Glen St. Mary

FL

       

Jim Hicks Custom Meats

Sam Allen Rd.

Plant City

FL

33566

 

813-752-2076

Mr. Bruce Wise

Johnson's Locker Plant

1480 West Washington St.

Monticello

FL

32344

     

Kinner's Country Sausage

590 Se Balboa St

Madison

FL

 

34234

   

L & W Deer Processing

592 Sw Harvey Green Rd

Madison

FL

       

La Cubana

15550 Nw 122 Ave.

Haines City

FL

       

Limestone Meat House

305 Limestone Rd.

Montecello

FL

 

11110 M

   

Macks County Meats

781 Spring Creek Road

Crawfordville

FL

       

Manatee County Jail

14470 Harlee Rd

Palmetto

FL

34221

     

Mary's Ranch

16301 Nw 122Nd Ave

Miami

FL

33018

18911M

   

Mayo Custom Cuts

127 Se Parker Ave.

Mayo

FL

32066

     

Mobley's Custom Cut

6769 180Th Street

Mcalpin

FL

 

11168M

   

Modern Heritage Meat Processing

8837 W Forestview Drive

Homosassa

FL

34448

 

540 406-1705

 

Nestle's Beef Processing

147 Sw County Rd 240

Lake City

FL

32025

44200M

   

Newberry Cold Storage

98 Nw 254 Ave

Newberry

FL

32669

     

Norris Smoke House

17089 Nw Smokehouse Rd.

Blountstown

FL

       

Oaks Meat Processing

2503 Segrest Rd.

 

FL

       

O'Bryan's Processing

Rte. 3 Box 26D

Bristol

FL

       

Orlando Poultry & Livestock Co.

2499 Regent Ave.

Orlando

FL

32804

 

407-532-2260

Mr. Desmond Albahadur

Osteen Custom Meats

Rt. 1 Box 133

Clermont

FL

34714

11116

352-394-6465

Mr. Steve Osteen

Pasture Prime Wagyu Inc.

4141 Se 180Th St.

Summerfield

FL

34491

 

352-266-9504

 

Perry'S Custom Meat

2218 W. Main St.

Wauchula

FL

       

Quality Halal Meats

5110 Us Hwy 41S

Jasper

FL

32052

34360M

   

Rawls Custom Cutting & Wrap

4402 Ft. Hammer Road

Parrish

FL

       

Seely's Ark

6151 Ne 21St St

Ocala

FL

34479

 

352-489-8353

Mrs. Beth Seely

Seville Slaughter House

1162 Cowart Rd

Seville

FL

32190

 

386-749-2198

Mr. Otis Smith

Smith Processing

6790 Sr 2 E

Westville

FL

       

South Marion Meats

13770 S. Hwy 475

Summerfield

FL

34491

 

352-2452096

Mr. Gary Armoogan

University of Florida

1812 Shealy Drive

Gainesville

FL

32608

 

352-392-1921

Mr. Tom Silverson

Victor M. Hernandez

48985 Corkscrew Boulevard

Clewiston

FL

       

Weicht Custom Slaughter Inc.

38862 Pattie Road

Zephyrhills

FL

       

Wright's Cut and Wrap

37520 Trilby Road

Trilby

FL

       

Footnotes

1.

This document is AN248, one of a series of the Animal Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2010. Revised August 2018. Reviewed October 2014. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

2.

Chad Carr, associate professor, Department of Animal Sciences; and Larry Eubanks, coordinator of research programs, Department of Animal Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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