NCDA&CS Consumer Services, Meat and Poultry Inspection
Division administers a compliance program for the purpose
of investigating violations of the North Carolina Compulsory
Meat Inspection Law and the North Carolina Poultry Products
Inspection Law. Five Compliance and Evaluation officers
investigate such things as illegal slaughter and processing
activities, the preparation, transport and/or sale of misbranded
or adulterated products, consumer complaints, special investigations
and recalls. In addition, they are responsible for evaluating and registering meat and poultry handlers (“jobbers”), poultry exempt operators, cold storage warehouses, and 4 D operators.
NCDA&CS Compliance Officers work in liaison with USDA
Compliance Officers, local law enforcement officers and
the Department of Justice. Violations
of the law can result in notices of warning, civil fines,
and/or criminal prosecution.