Iowa CIS Program Information
February 17, 2020
The Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program (CIS) allows certain selected state-inspected meat and poultry establishments to ship products across state lines. Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is currently working to establish a Cooperative Agreement with USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to participate in the program. Establishments interested in applying or wishing to learn more can find the application form and an explanatory PowerPoint presentation here. Further information on CIS can be found on the USDA-FSIS homepage at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/inspection/state-inspection-programs/cis. Please contact our office at 515-281-3338 or Kathryn.Polking@iowaagriculture.gov for more information.
NOTE: Interested establishments may begin to apply at this time, but cannot be recommended to USDA-FSIS for selection until the Cooperative Agreement is in place. IDALS will issue a public announcement and update this webpage promptly upon signing of the agreement. (Beginning Monday February 24 at 12:00am, applications will be accepted.)