Ga Dept of Agriculture


Meat Inspection

Meat Inspection

Aaron Knighton MPH
Director of Meat Inspection
19 MLK, Jr. Drive, Room108
Atlanta, GA 30334
Tele: 404-656-3673
Fax:  404-463-1998

Kimberly Shaw-Buckner
Director's Secretary
Tele: (404) 656-3673

Bill Carmichael
New Establishment Coordinator, and Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officer (EIAO)
Tele: (404) 656-6923

Sue Morris
Program Analyst
Tele: (404) 656-6923


Steve Farmer
USDA Talmadge/Aiken (T/A) Program Coordinator for Federal Facilities.
Tele: (404) 656-3673

Mark Woodard, Supervisor
Compliance and Investigation
Tele: (404) 656-6923


Brenda Manley, DVM
Statewide Veterinary Supervisor
Tele: (404) 656-3673

Richard E. Fife
Statewide Training Officer
Tele: (404) 656-3673


The Meat Inspection office governs and regulates the statutes on meat slaughter and  processing plants to assure a safe, wholesome, and properly  labeled meat supply for consumers.

Meat Inspection regulates:

  • Red meat slaughter & processing
  • Daily inspection of State facilities, Federal facilities, under the Talmadge-Aiken Act, and Custom-exempt facilities
  • Provides compliance oversight of meat products in commerce
  • Voluntary inspection of the slaughter and processing of farm raised commercial non-amenable species.

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USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form

Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)

Animal Inspection Meat Inspection Rules 40-10-1




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