Iowa Grant of Inspection

Iowa Department of Ag & Land Stewardship


Facility inspection. Application contains information on type of operation (meat/poultry), applicant address, plant location, type of organization, days and hours of operation, type of operation (slaughter, processing or both), types of processing operations and names of owner or officers of a corporation.

Code Citation 21 U.S.C. 601, 451 et seq.

Who Applies Any facility that slaughters or processes meat products amenable to the Meat and Poultry Inspection Acts and sells/transports products to other states.

When To Apply Application may be submitted at any time.

Initial Requirements A meat or poultry establishment must contact the Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship for a license to operate, upon the grant of inspection.

Duration There is not a set time limit. New applications should be submitted when any of the information or the form changes such as name, ownership, operations. Inspection can be suspended or withdrawn by the Agency if violations occur.

Processing Time Varies. Processing time can be one week or months depending upon when the facility is ready to operate and meets requirements.

Fee Structure No fees.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

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Contact Information
Dr. Kathryn Polking
Wallace Building
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319