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Purchase of Uninspected Poultry and Rabbits by Licensed Restaurants

The Division of Regulatory Services is responsible for the registration of farms producing and selling uninspected rabbit and poultry meat to restaurants.

Pursuant to RSA 143-A:14-15 a licensed restaurant may purchase uninspected, processed, whole poultry or rabbits from rabbit producers or federally exempt federally poultry producers who provide proof of compliance with the registration and educational requirements. The licensed restaurant shall clearly label any menu item containing uninspected poultry or rabbit with the following statement: "This product has been raised and processed on a New Hampshire farm and is exempt from state and federal exemption."

After completing the required educational workshop through UNH Cooperative Extension, a producer may complete and submit the application for the registration of uninspected poultry and rabbits form to the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.

After the registration form has been processed, a permit number will be assigned to each approved producer and a certificate will be provided. The certificate may be used as proof of compliance to the licensed restaurants.

For more information about the requirements of this program please read the Fact Sheet provided by NH Health and Human Services.

For questions pertaining to the registration process please contact the Division of Regulatory Services at (603) 271-3685.

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109