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Index of State of Delaware Business Licenses and Registrations

Meat, Poultry, and Egg Inspection License

For Producers, Preparers, Transporters, Sellers, and Wholesalers

The Delaware Department of Agriculture grants a license to operate an official establishment or others engaged (a) in the business of slaughtering any livestock or poultry, or preparing, freezing, packaging or labeling, buying or selling (as brokers, wholesalers or otherwise), transporting, or storing any livestock products or poultry products for use as human food; or (b) in the business as renders or in the business of buying, selling or transporting any dead, dying, disabled or diseased livestock or poultry or parts of the carcass of any such animals (including poultry) that died otherwise than by slaughter. The Delaware Department of Agriculture Food Products Inspection assures that domestic meat and poultry products distributed to consumers are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and honestly and informatively labeled. The Section also enforces Chapter 35 of the Delaware Code, Delaware Egg Law (retail store inspection).

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Department: Agriculture

Division: Food Product Inspection


The license for Meat and Poultry Inspection shall be for the fiscal year ending June 30, and shall be renewed annually thereafter.


The annual fee for a permit is $25.00 and is payable to the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

Application Form

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Applicable Laws

Meat and Poultry:
Delaware Egg Law:

Applicable Rules and Regulations


Andrea Jackson can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302-698-4545.


This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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