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Meat and Poultry Inspection Division


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The first step in completing the application to collect specimens is to obtain permission from the management of the slaughterhouse to collect the materials you need. If you are not aware of a slaughter house in your area, call us at (919) 707-3180 and we will direct you to one. You may also use the link "Plant Directory" on the left side of this page to see a list of inspected establishments.

Once you have obtained permission from the slaughter house management, complete and submit an application to collect specimens. To do this you may either:

Fill out our electronic application form and submit it directly from the web site. (Please hit the tab key to move from one field to another. If you hit Enter the form will be forwarded before you have finished.)

If you prefer, print off the hard copy form, Application to Obtain Specimens from Official Establishments, and fax or mail the completed document. Go to the Contact Information page for the fax number and mailing address.

Questions or comments can be directed to (919) 707-3180.


NCDA&CS - Meat and Poultry Inspection Division, Dr. Karen Beck, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street , Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3180; FAX: (919) 715-0246;TA Office: (919) 707-3195

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