Dairy, Meat, Poultry, and Eggs


Food hubs that have permitted markets can sell raw milk by following the guidance at: https://dec.alaska.gov/media/q0wlpmiz/raw-milk-market-requirements-checklist.pdf The market is required to register with DEC Dairy Program. This would likely only occur if the members were paying for a herd share program where they essentially own part of a dairy herd and receive a portion of milk from them as a result.


Meat has specific rules and regulations that must be followed for it to be sold in a food hub. Here is what the Alaska Food Hub requires from its vendors

All meat (i.e. pork, beef, etc.) must be inspected and bear the label of the State or federally inspected plant where they were processed and must be in a completely frozen state when brought to the aggregation point. All producers of fish/seafood/shellfish/meat must: 

  • Comply with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations 
  • Must provide the Food Hub with copies of their licenses, insurance, permits, and certificates.
  • Maintain and use a temperature control transportation plan for the full Food Hub delivery and pick-up timeframe, and communicate this to the Food Hub and consumers 
  • Must provide their own coolers, cooling system, and thermometers, and be responsible for retrieving after pick-up hours 
  • Poducts sold through the Food Hub must be caught or raised in Alaska by the producer. 



Producers of poultry can sell up to 20,000 birds under the exemptions of the U.S. Poultry Inspection Act.  There are specific requirements in this exemption that require the producer to slaughter under sanitary conditions, 

DEC allows poultry that are exempt from USDA poultry inspection to be sold through food hubs and at markets.  

Producers should check the specific USDA FSIS requirements at: 

Guidance for Determining Whether a Poultry Slaughter or Processing Operation is Exempt from Inspection Requirements of the Poultry Products Inspection Act




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