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Forward Twp. firm among those approved to process deer

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, 2:16 a.m.
 

On this first day of antlered deer hunting season six Pittsburgh area processors open for business with inspections and/or permits from the Allegheny County Health Department and/or Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

“It would give the hunters assurances that their deer is handled in proper, sanitary ways,” said Jim Landis, who started processing deer when he was 17 and some 30 years later has his own facility in Forward Township.

“I basically called the (county health department) first 10-12 years ago,” Landis recalled. “I paid the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for an inspection.”

He's also had United States Department of Agriculture inspectors at his facility at 7326 Hutchinson Road.

Landis worked for eight years with one company, two with another and a few years at a third before starting his own facility in 1995.

He still had another job as a plant manager for Weiss Meats in Pleasant Hills before he was laid off in 2011.

There, he said, “we had USDA inspectors on a daily basis.”

Landis handles cattle, lamb and pigs from nearby farms at his facility. He can be reached at 412-805-3710.

Others listed by the county health department are Doug Peffer's Deer Cutting and Smoke House in Ellwood City (724-528-4976), Elluinger's Meats in Zelienople (724-452-7878), Hoffer's Ligonier Valley Packing (724-238-7112), Mamula Meat Packing in Aliquippa (724-375-5845) and Vic Novak's Choice Meats on Pittsburgh's North Side (412-321-7673).

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or pcloonan@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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