Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association

Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association is an organization for meat packers in Indiana and Kentucky, our suppliers & friends of the association. We hope to gain knowledge and friendship from each other.

IMPPA is an active association that hosts educational sessions, trainings, meat plant and supplier tours, demonstrations, webinars, quarterly newsletters, and active social media accounts.

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Dewig Meats had a VIP visitor recently, as FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker came by the facility. He had the chance to tour the plant and retail area, learn about the company's multi-generation history and talk with AAMP President Darla Kiesel.

Pictured from left to right:
Darla Kiesel, Co-Owner, Dewig Meats
Paul Kiecker, Administrator, FSIS
Austin Dewig, Manager, Dewig Meats
Dean Dewig, Co-Owner, Dewig Meats
Dr. Shaheen Bashar, Frontline Supervisor, Huntingburg Circuit, IN, USDA

By Lisa M. Keefe on 8/17/2022,

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service plans to finalize a proposed regulation, first introduced in 2019, that will remove the requirement that meat and poultry products include weight information in two different formats on labels.

The elimination of the requirement is expected to remove a burden that has fallen disproportionately on smaller processing companies, the agency said in a notice of public inspection indicating plans to publish the final rule in the Federal Register.

FSIS has required that packages of meat or poultry products that contain at least 1 pound or 1 pint, but less than 4 pounds or 1 gallon, of product report the net weight or net contents in two different units of measurements on the label. The new regulation will eliminate that requirement.

The previous, so-called dual declaration requirement called for the weight or volume to be reported both in ounces ("Net Wt. 24 oz.") and in pounds ("Net Wt. 1 lb. 8 oz." or "Net Wt. 1.5 lbs."). Going forward the label simply need report the weight either in one format or another, but not more than that.

The final rule is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register today, and will go into effect in 60 days.

The August IMPPA Newsletter is on its way!

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Thank you to Purdue University for assisting with this training!

Well IMPPA, it’s official. I am now the 51st President of the American Association of Meat Processors. 💪 Thank you all for your support. ❤️

We had a great turnout in DesMoines. I hope many of you can attend next year’s AAMP convention in Charleston, SC. We are already planning it, and it’s going to be great!

I am very honored to be your IMPPA Executive Secretary and AAMP President. Thank you for believing in me. -Darla

Allie Johnson, Senior Constituent Services & Field Representative for Congressman Larry Bucshon, recently toured Dewig Meats. Darla Kiesel, IMPPA Executive Secretary, explained to Mrs. Johnson about the meat industry, stringent regulations, equipment & facility costs, and labor shortages.

It’s very important to keep our representatives informed about our industry. Please welcome the opportunity to show them, hands on, our businesses.