Potato field in full bloom

Potato field in full bloom.

The mission of the Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations is to provide marketing assistance and consumer protection for Maine's agriculture, industry, and citizens. The Division ensures that a safe, high quality food supply is maintained, that weighing and measuring devices used in commerce are correct, and that standards used in law enforcement are properly calibrated and accurate.

The Quality Assurance Program enhances marketing opportunities for Maine companies and producers by ensuring that Agricultural commodities produced in Maine meet or exceed minimum quality standards. This assurance results in increased consumer confidence, fostering an increase in business and profitability.

Proposed Regulation Change - Chapter 332 & 333

The Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations is seeking public comment on the proposed changes to Chapter 332: Rabbit Processing (Revised) and Chapter 333: On Farm Raising, Slaughter and Processing of Less than 100 Ready-to-Cook Whole Rabbits Carcasses (New).

A copy of these proposed regulation changes may be obtained contacting the Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations at 207-287-3841 or by downloading:

The public has the opportunity to comment on these proposed changes to the regulations by public testimony during the following scheduled public hearing:

December 18, 2019
10:00 A.M.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Division of Quality Assurance & Regulations
Room 118
Marquardt Building
32 Blossom Lane
Augusta, Maine 04330

Or, by submitting your written comments to the proposed rule change by January 2, 2020 to:

Celeste Poulin, Director
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Division of Quality Assurance & Regulations
28 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333

Phone: 207-287-3841
Email: celeste.poulin@maine.gov

Proposed Regulation Change - Chapter 350: On Farm Raising, Slaughter and Processing of Less Than 1,000 Ready-to-Cook Whole Poultry Carcasses - NEW

The Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations is seeking public comment on Chapter 350: On Farm Raising, Slaughter and Processing of Less Than 1,000 Ready-to-Cook Whole Poultry Carcasses - NEW.

A copy of these proposed regulation changes may be obtained contacting the Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations at 207-287-3841 or by downloading:

The public has the opportunity to comment on these proposed changes to the regulations by public testimony during the following scheduled public hearing:

December 23, 2019
10:00 A.M.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Division of Quality Assurance & Regulations
Room 118
Marquardt Building
32 Blossom Lane
Augusta, Maine 04330

Or, by submitting your written comments to the proposed rule change by January 2, 2020to:

Jennifer Eberly DVM, Program Manager
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Division of Quality Assurance & Regulations
Maine Meat & Poultry Inspection Program
28 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333

TEL:  207-287-3841
Jennifer.eberly@maine.gov

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Presque Isle Office: (207) 764-2100

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