735 Pinkerton Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552

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Customized Processing

What is a full service-customized USDA inspected processor?

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Full service

We offer a full range of services from slaughter to further processed products and everything necessary in between. While we cannot offer every product or service, we do our best to offer as many options as possible so that our customers do not have to send their product to another processor for additional services. In the event that we are unable to offer the product or service that you are looking for, we will do our best to connect you with a processor who can.

Within reason, we will do our best to give you as many options as possible.

From specialty cuts to curing and packaging options, we will do our best to meet your unique marketing needs.

If you are a consumer or farmer interested in the specific processing procedures for each species, please see the following. The information can be rather technical but if you want to know details, this is where to find them.

Smucker's Meats no longer process deer meat.

Because of the volume of USDA inspected products we process it has become increasingly difficult to maintain the appropriate level of separation between inspected and non inspected products. We believe our first obligation is producing safe and wholesome products under USDA inspection.

USDA Inspected

All of the services and products that we offer are under the vigilant eye of USDA inspectors. A USDA inspector is present whenever any slaughter operations are conducted. The inspector’s job is to monitor and verify that livestock are healthy when slaughtered, handled humanely, and the finished carcasses are clean so as to reduce the possibility of contamination. A second USDA inspector monitors all other processes and while this inspector is not required to be on site at all times, this individual is responsible for checking and verifying all the records associated with the food safety programs that we have established. USDA inspection is not a license or certification, rather it is granted to plants that meet federal requirements as long the plants adhere to the applicable regulations.

Species processed - We currently only process Beef, Bison, and Pork

Species not processed - We do not process lamb, goat, poultry, and venison

Non-inspected products

Due to the high standards of USDA inspection and the physical limitations of our facility, we do not offer processing of products that have not been subjected to USDA inspection. We will process products from meat that has been processed at other plants but it must come to us with the proper labeling and marks that it was processed under USDA inspection prior to arrival at our facility. Meat products that arrive without the proper inspection or proof of inspection, will not be accepted for processing at this facility. This includes but is not limited to deer meat.