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USDA EST. Numbers?
As we know, most "USDA Inpected" food producers and processors issued identification numbers, the number often printed in a circle with the notation, "U.S. INEPECT AND PASSED BY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE," Followed by "EST." and the establishment's number. After multiple web searches, I cannot find any reasonable way to identify a food producer/processor, *searching by "EST. Number."* I used to have a link - I think, but it is long gone. Search ideas are welcome and - why on earth is this information *so difficult* to find? If it matters, in this case I'm trying to learn the name and location of "EST. 2801", probably a branch of some larger meat processor. Thank you. As always, all comments are welcome.