Illinois Retail Butcher Shop

Asked March 4, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

First of all, I love this site. Thanks for all the information!

Where can I find information on the legal obligations and regulatory licenses required to open a butcher shop in Illinois? We do not intend to slaughter live animals, but rather purchase whole animals from a local meat processor and butcher them in house - postmortem. Would we still fall under a meat processor category? Thanks in advance for any help!


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Contact the USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Chicago District Office.

Below is the name and contact information of the officer who can help you:

Sherry L. Toberman
Management Analyst
Chicago District Office OFO, FSIS, USDA
1919 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 115C
Lombard, IL 60148
Office 630.620.9625

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