• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler
  • Tereza Okava

Selling rabbit meat in Texas

Posts: 76
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Please correct me if I am wrong. The way I interpretted the law for Texas is this, an individual can sell up to 10,000 rabbits a year direct sale from the farm to the customer. Anyone have any input?

Posts: 4
Location: Rosenberg, TX
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That's how I read it. There is more to it though, more stipulations and you must request the exemption.

(21) Grant of poultry/rabbit exemption -- An authorization from the department for a person to engage in a very low volume business of slaughtering and processing poultry or rabbits of his/her own raising on his/her own property and personally distributing the carcasses and/or parts, to retail consumers, restaurants, or other retail establishments, provided that the following conditions are met:
(A) the person slaughters less than 10,000 poultry, rabbits, or a combination thereof, in a calendar year;
(B) the person does not buy and sell other poultry or rabbit products (except live chicks, baby rabbits, and/or breeding stock);
(C) only sound, healthy poultry or rabbits are slaughtered and all processes and handling are conducted under sanitary standards and procedures resulting in poultry and rabbit products that are not adulterated;
(D) the product bears the processor's name and address and the statement "Exempted P.L. 90-492"; (unless immediately sold to the household consumer); and
(E) the poultry is not a ratite. (Ostriches, Emus.....)

(2) Application. To apply for a grant of inspection, custom exemption, and/or poultry/rabbit exemption, a person shall complete department application forms which can be obtained from the Meat Safety Assurance Unit, Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.
Do not set lab on fire. Or this tiny ad:
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic