NAICS Code 31161 Animal Slaughtering and Processing




This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: (1) slaughtering animals; (2) preparing processed meats and meat byproducts; and (3) rendering and/or refining animal fat, bones, and meat scraps. This industry includes establishments primarily engaged in assembly cutting and packing of meats (i.e., boxed meats) from purchased carcasses.

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Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Manufacturing canned meat for baby food: classified in Industry 31142, Fruit and Vegetable Canning, Pickling, and Drying
  • Manufacturing meat-based animal feeds from carcasses: classified in Industry 31111, Animal Food Manufacturing
  • Blending purchased animal fats with vegetable fats: classified in Industry 31122, Starch and Vegetable Fats and Oils Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing canned and frozen specialty foods containing meat, such as nationality foods (e.g., enchiladas, pizza, egg rolls) and frozen dinners: classified in Industry Group 3114, Fruit and VegetablePreserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
  • Drying, freezing, or breaking eggs: classified in Industry 31199, All Other Food Manufacturing
  • Cutting meat (except boxed meat): classified in Industry 42447, Meat and Meat Product Merchant Wholesalers.

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