The Massachusetts swine program includes permitted garbage feeders, licensed swine dealers, and Classical Swine Fever, Brucellosis and Psuedorabies testing. For more information on permits and licenses, please call 617-626-1797.
Feeding of Garbage to Swine:
The word “garbage” is defined as any meat waste, or meat waste combined with any other food waste, resulting from handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods, including animal carcasses or parts thereof. Anyone raising swine to be sold for public consumption and feeding garbage must obtain a permit from the Department of Agricultural Resources Division of Animal Health and USDA/APHIS Veterinary Services. The issuance of this permit requires a facility inspection and garbage cooker temperature check. All garbage, regardless of previous processing must be heated to 212 degrees for 30 minutes prior to being fed to swine.