September 22, 2006
September 22, 2006 - The New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act of 2006 (H.R. 6130) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representative this week by Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) along with 13 original co-sponsors.
The bill would allow interstate sales of state-inspected meat and poultry products. Lamb, goat, beef, pork and poultry approved by state inspection agencies in 28 states could be sold in every state.
State agriculture officials say that removing the current ban on interstate sales will level the playing field for small business, spur more competition in the marketplace and create a more uniform inspection system. Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33