USDA Sets 2018 Rates for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Inspection, Certification, and Lab Services


By Pacific Customs Brokers, Pacific Customs Brokers 2018-01-19

Starting January 21st, 2018, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is increasing its rates for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services. The changes will affect meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants. and importers and exporters.

  • The basetime (per hour/per employee) is increasing by 3.0%, from $55.84 to $57.52.
  • The overtime (per hour/per employee) is increasing by 2.8% from $70.28 to $72.24.
  • The holiday (per hour/per employee) is increasing by 2.5% from $84.72 to $86.88.
  • The laboratory (per hour/per employee) is increasing by 2.1% from $71.72 to $73.20.

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