Legislators Revising Law That Set Up Meat Inspection Program

September 6, 2016 12:41 PM
Legislators Revising Law That Set Up Meat Inspection Program

New Hampshire lawmakers are revising legislation that created a meat inspection program in the state five years ago but hasn't been fully implemented due to a lack of funding.

The Concord Monitor reports a committee is working to clarify the 2011 statute and discuss the future of the inspection program.

The work comes a month after the state experienced its first locally farmed beef recall in over a decade in North Haverhill.

The program was passed at a time when local meat producers found it tough to find a federally inspected slaughterhouse and was set up to be equal to federal inspection regulations.

But the program hasn't gotten off the ground because no funding has been appropriated for it.

The committee is expected to make recommendations by Nov. 1.

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