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Forms – Meat Inspection Services

» Application for Rendering Plants (PDF) » Application for Meat Plant Inspection (PDF) » Complaint on Business (PDF) » Registration for Meat Food Handlers (PDF) (warehouses, jobbers & etc.) » Registration for Exempt Poultry Producers (PDF) (less than 1,000 birds per year)
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Laws – Meat Inspection Services

The Animal and Poultry By-Products Disposal Law of 1964 Section 41-51-1 through 41-51-33 Regulates the disposition of animal and poultry inedible waste. The law designates the Department as the responsible agency for licensing and inspecting of rendering plants and the disposal of their products. Administered by the Meat Inspection Division. The Meat, Meat-Food, Poultry Regulation [...]
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Fruits and Vegetables

The purpose of the Bureau of Regulatory Services is to effectively and efficiently administer and enforce the laws and regulations charged to the Bureau. The foremost goals are to protect the health and economic welfare of all citizens, to afford a measure of economic protection which citizens cannot provide for themselves, and to strive for [...]
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Organic Farming Resources

For information about organic farming, visit the websites linked below. Produce Availability & Planting Guide (PDF) Mississippi State - Organic Fruits & Vegetables USDA - National Organic Program ATTRA - Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) University of Florida -Organic Production Page The Vegetable Patch Homestead Sustainable & Gardening Internet [...]
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The Mississippi Moisture Meter Laboratory

The Mississippi Moisture Meter Laboratory provides testing and inspection of devices used to measure the moisture content of agricultural products offered for sale, processed or stored, using standard methods set by the USDA. The Moisture Meter Laboratory also compiles grain standards used in the inspection of grain moisture meters tested in the State of Mississippi. [...]
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The Mississippi Metrology Laboratory

The Mississippi Metrology Laboratory is accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the testing of mass, volume, and length. The Metrology Laboratory uses these standards to calibrate the weights and volume measures used by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and service companies that install, repair, and test scales and gas [...]
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Meat Inspection

The Meat Inspection Division provides regulatory coverage and inspection to all establishments engaged in the slaughtering of food animals and poultry, except for those plants operating under federal inspection. The division also inspects the further processing of meat, meat-food products, poultry, poultry food-products and their preparation for consumer items. These products are also inspected throughout [...]
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Consumer Protection

The purpose of the Bureau of Regulatory Services is to effectively and efficiently administer and enforce the laws and regulations charged to the Bureau. The foremost goals are to protect the health and economic welfare of all citizens, to afford a measure of economic protection which citizens cannot provide for themselves, and to strive for [...]
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Weights and Measures Division

The Weights and Measures Division is charged with the responsibility of the calibration and testing of most scales and measurement equipment used in commerce and trade to ensure equity in the market place. In addition, the division provides training to inspectors on laws, rules and regulations administered by the division, emphasizing how enforcement is to [...]
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Petroleum Products Inspection

The purpose of the Petroleum Products Inspection Division is to insure that the people who purchase petroleum products and motor fuels get the amount that they pay for as well as the quality they expect. Duties responsible under the law include: calibration checks of petroleum pumps; sampling of petroleum products, and regulating 2,900 approved retail [...]
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