What does that mean?

USDA-inspected means that we have a USDA FSIS inspector on-site whenever we are slaughtering or processing animals.

“The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.”

While the FSIS often gets a bad rap these days, we must remember that America has one of the safest food supplies in the world. The FSIS seal-of-approval on our meats ensures the highest standard of safety for our customers and allows us to sell across state lines. It is very expensive to establish and operate a USDA-inspected facility, but we believe this is the only way that we can truly affect large-scale change of our nation’s food system. If we want to compete with the big boys, we have to play by the big boys’ rules.