Red Meat and Poultry Inspection

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Sanitary inspection on a bandsaw

The Maine Red Meat and Poultry Inspection Program started daily inspections on June 16, 2003.

The program is regulating the wholesomeness and quality of Maine's meat and poultry, and ensures the consumer a safe product. The program is at minimum, equal to the current USDA Inspection System.

The objective of the Meat and Poultry Inspection program is to assist Maine's very small to medium sized meat and poultry processors by providing state inspected slaughtering facilities. This, coupled with timely, local decision-making will build on the success of the current industry while promoting additional business within the state. If you are interested in state inspection, or have any questions, please contact: Henrietta Beaufait at (207) 287-7512: or email:

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Red Meat and Poultry Inspection Program is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Read the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement.

State relay number for the hearing impaired or for inquiries about aids for the visually impaired (documents in large print or Braille) (207) 287-3871

Current meat plants under state inspection.

State, USDA and Custom Slaughter Establishments in Maine

This chart is best viewed on a large/wide monitor. See the notes below for an explanation of the headings.

State Inspected 1
Nest and Mullen Slaughterhouse 7 Perkins Lane,
Kennebunk, ME 04043
207-985-2363 x x x x
West Gardiner Beef 10 Gilley Drive,
West Gardiner, ME 04345
207-724-3378 x x x x x
Bubier Meats 194 Sprague Mills Road, Greene, ME 04236 207-946-5015 x x x
Garey's Custom Slaughterhouse 125 Benjamin Road,
Mars Hill, ME 04758
207-429-8091 x x x x
Maple Lane Farms 222 Charleston Road, Charleston, ME 04422 207-285-3591 x x x x x
L.P. Bisson and Sons 112 Meadow Road, Topsham, ME 04086 207-725-7215 x x x x x
Weston's Meat Cutting 95 Collins Mills Road
West Gardiner, ME 04345


x x x x x
Westons Inspected Poultry Processing 95 Collins Mills Road
West Gardiner, ME 04345
207-724-2027 x x
USDA Inspected 2
Windham Butchershop Varney Mills Road, Windham, ME 04062 207-892-4203 x x x x
Curtis Butchershop 1719 Camden Road, Warren, ME 04864 207-273-2574 x x x
Sanford Butchershop 2061 Rochester Road, Sanford, ME 04073 207-324-2800 x x x
Herring Bros., Inc. P.O. Box 526, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 207-876-4395 x x x
Luce's Maine Grown Meats 366 Embden Pond Road, North Anson, ME 04911 207-635-2817 x x x x x
Custom Exempt Only 3
Kens Custom Meat Cutting 134 River Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
207-282-9078 x x
Castonguay Meats 234 Gibbs Mill Road, Livermore, ME 04254 207-897-4989 x x
Blaisdell Brothers Farm 140 South Side Road, York, ME 03909 207-363-6078 x
Tabor Homestead 335 Lebanon Road, North Berwick, ME 03906 207-676-5579 x
Blaisdell's Custom Slaughterhouse 163 Waterville Road, Norridgewock, ME 04957 207-634-3742 x x
Greaney's Turkey Farm Main Street, Mercer, ME 207-587-4062 x
Jason's Butchershop 22 Unity Road, Albion, ME 04910 207-437-2490 x x x
Watson's Butchershop 61 Carter Road, Etna, ME 04434 207-269-4356 x x
Boucher's Custom Cutting 715 Benton Avenue, Winslow, ME 04901 207-873-3671 x x
Folsom's Custom Meat Cutting Route 1, Monticello, ME 04760 207-538-2129 x x
A&A Custom Slaughterhouse 175 Fort Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769
207-764-4941 x x
Kniffins Smokehouse 404 Embden Pond Road
N. Anson, ME 04958
207-635-2500 x x x
Dubes Custom Meat Processing 124 US Rte 1
Frenchville, ME 04745
207-316-8685 x
Scotts Meat Shop 1359 New Sweden Road
Woodland, ME 04736
207-496-3156 x
Blakes Slaughtering and Custom Cut Meats 602 Cooper Road
Alexander, ME 04694
207-454-8438 x x


IRS/P = inspected red meat slaughter/processing
CERS/P = custom exempt red meat slaughter/processing
IS = inspected smoking
CES = custom exempt smoking
CEP = custom exempt poultry
CERSO = custom exempt red meat slaughter only
CERPO = custom exempt red meat processing only
M/D = moose/wild-caught deer
RW = retail and wholesale
IP = inspected poultry (chicken, turkey, waterfowl)

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  1. State Inspected product is for sale only within the State of Maine. USDA inspected product can be shipped interstate and sold on the internet. All domestically raidised red deer/elk must be slaughtered/processed at an inspected establishment if offered FOR SALE.
  2. Most State Inspected and USDA Inspected establishments are also licensed for Custom slaughter/processing3. When scheduling for slaughter be sure to ask for an inspector to be present if you want to sell the product at retail or wholesale.
  3. Custom slaughter/processing means the product is marked "NOT FOR SALE" and cannot be sold. When the meat is intended as NOT FOR SALE, a record should be completed and given to the owner of the custom meat/poultry establishment. You may download a PDF file of the forms here. Choose one of the three pages according to the type of slaughter or processing.

To print or view a more compact view of this chart, you may download the printable version of this chart. (468K PDF file.)