Federal/State Inspection Service

Joy inspecting potatoes

Inspecting potatoes

The Federal/State Inspection Service provides the fresh and processing industries with a needed and important quality control and quality determination service. This service is a vital component if the tablestock sector of the industry is to experience any market expansion. The processing sector of the industry has long recognized the importance of having an unbiased, nationally recognized quality determination service. This is evidenced by the fact that practically all potatoes and peas sold to processors located in Aroostook County are voluntarily inspected by the Federal/State Inspection Service. Wild blueberries for fresh use are also inspected under the provisions of a state marketing order. (207)764-2100