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NCDA&CS Marketing Division - Grading Services - poultry & Shell Egg Grading


USDA POULTRY PRODUCTS CERTIFICATION

The following USDA services are available to volume food buyers, food service operators, retailers, manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers and exporters:

  • Independent third party certification of poultry and poultry product quality according to U.S. Standards.
  • Certification that poultry products meet contract specification requirements for formulation, fabrication procedures, portion control, net weight, packing and packaging, laboratory analysis, temperature, and other product specific attributes.
  • Assurance of product quality on a continuous basis regardless of supplier.
  • Establishment of a common language that enables buyers and sellers to communicate about poultry quality and other product characteristics without actually seeing the product.
  • Establishment of a basis for fair, competitive bidding between suppliers.
For more information contact: richard.hoyle@ncagr.gov

 

NCDA&CS Markets Division, Tom Slade, Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3100; FAX: (919) 733-0999