08/25/09, 10:31 AM
Duchess of Cynicism
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NE Ohio
You need a voluntary license!!! You actually become your own meat inspector!!! i am trying to get mine-- contact the State meat inspection service. The requirements for rabbit are really very simple, once you get past the technical papers and the facility design--I have nbeen trying to get my extension agent his butt to get the paper info-- sigh-- g0nna have to back to the source--If you send me your private e-mail, i can pull the requirements from my information packet--
and anyone who is interested-- some similar requirements, being met, will permit a person to sell HIS OWN poultry at a farmers market--rather than just 'off the farm.'
Ohio isn't as 'cottage industry' friendly as one would hope- despite the fact that at every fair I go to, there is all kinds of literature spouting "Ohio's largest industry is agriculture"
terry w--wondering, now that we've had four days of summer, when will the snow start to fly?
Originally Posted by Lyndseyrk
Thanks so much for the link. That's just what I was looking for. The way I understood it, "cottage industry" wasn't meat-related, it was like produce/honey/etc. The one I thought I would fall under would be:
Additional Miscellaneous Exemptions from the Requirement to be
Licensed as a Retail Food Establishment
A person who raises, slaughters, and processes the meat of nonamenable species described
in divisions (A) and (B) of section 918.12 of the Revised Code, on the condition that the person
offers the meat directly to the consumer from the location where the meat is processed or at a
farm product auction. (Nonamenable species include bison, cervidea, other bovidea,
camelidae and hybrids thereof, ratites, domestic rabbits, domestic deer.)
So, if I raise, slaughter, and package my own rabbit meat, I can sell it from my home directly to the consumer. Right? This is what I am interested in doing, if I can find a market for it. I just would like someone else to read this and make sure I'm correct.
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