Beef sales

Asked June 18, 2015, 6:07 PM EDT

I recently had a steer slaughtered and on the beef the label says "NOT FOR RESALE". Does that apply to private sales and if so what are my limitations.

Hunt County Texas beef cattle small meat processors

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I am sorry it took to long to respond. Please see the Texas Department of State Health regulations below.

MEAT AND POULTRY INSPECTION

Meat Safety Assurance Unit

An individual who contemplates engaging in a business slaughtering livestock and/or processing meat or poultry or meat or poultry food products should contact the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Meat Safety Assurance (MSA) Unit to determine whether the proposed business is required to have a Grant of Inspection.

A Grant of Inspection is an authorization from DSHS to engage in a meat or poultry related business

Who is required to have a Grant of Inspection?

Anyone in the state of Texas that slaughters animals is required to obtain a Grant of Inspection prior to beginning production.

Anyone in the state of Texas that produces meat products intended for wholesale (such as to grocery stores, or any individual or business that intends to resale the meat) is required to obtain a Grant of Inspection prior to beginning production.

What grants of exemption are available through Meat Safety Assurance?

Anyone that slaughters animals or processes meat products for customers that own the animals or meat products, may opt to apply for a Grant of Custom Exemption along with or instead of a Grant of Inspection. The products produced under this grant must be marked as ‘Not For Sale’ and be returned to the customer that owned the animal exclusively for use in the household of the customer, by him or her and members of his or her household and nonpaying guests and employees.

For further questions, you can contact them directly at 512-834-6760.