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FSIS Hosts CIS Program Webinar

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) hosted a webinar on the Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) program for state-inspected meat and poultry plants. The webinar provided an overview of CIS, which promotes the expansion of market opportunities for state-inspected meat and poultry establishments, and other USDA resources available to small-scale meat and poultry processors under USDA's "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" national initiative. The webinar also featured a description of firsthand experiences with CIS from a participating state meat and poultry inspection program director and a poultry processing company owner. CIS program participants can sell their products interstate and in the export market, while state-inspected plants are limited to trading within their borders even if the neighboring state is across a highway or river. A recording of the webinar will be made available here , and can be accessed by e-mailing infosource@fsis.usda.gov.

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