The Georgia Meat Inspection Section (GMIS) ensures that all meat products are safe, secure, wholesome, and accurately labeled. The Georgia Meat Inspection Act was signed in 1969, making Georgia the first meat inspection program in the nation. The GMIS regulates livestock and poultry slaughter and processing, conducts daily inspection of state and federal facilities, performs routine inspections at exempt establishments, and oversees meat compliance in commerce.
- Performing daily food safety inspections.
- Ensuring that our inspection strategies align with existing and emerging risks.
- Providing verification through product sample collection.
- Conducting comprehensive food safety assessments (FSAs).
- Ensuring that all regulated products are properly packaged and labeled.
- Ensuring humane handling and slaughter of livestock. If you have questions about other live animals or livestock management, please visit our Livestock Program page.
Directory of Licensed Meat Plants