2017 Edition

national industry 311615

Poultry Processing


This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) slaughtering poultry and small game and/or (2) preparing processed poultry and small game meat and meat byproducts.

The immediate parent of national industry 311615 is international industry 31161: Animal Slaughtering and Processing

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Slaughtering animals (except poultry and small game) and/or preparing meats--are classified in U.S. Industry 311611, Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering;
  • Preparing meat and meat byproducts (except poultry and small game) from purchased meats--are classified in U.S. Industry 311612, Meat Processed from Carcasses;
  • Rendering animal fats and oils, bones, and meat scraps--are classified in U.S. Industry 311613, Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing;
  • Canning poultry and small game for baby food--are classified in U.S. Industry 311422, Specialty Canning;
  • Producing poultry-based animal feeds from carcasses--are classified in Industry 31111, Animal Food Manufacturing;
  • Manufacturing frozen meat and poultry products, such as nationality foods (e.g., enchiladas, egg rolls, pizza) and frozen dinners--are classified in U.S. Industry 311412, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing; and
  • Drying, freezing, and breaking eggs--are classified in U.S. Industry 311999, All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Value
2002 311615 -
2007 311615 -
2012 311615 -
2017 311615 -

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 2015 - Poultry Slaughtering and Processing

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 311615, Poultry Processing:

  1. abattoir no stockyard
  2. abattoir with stockyard
  3. animal slaughtering and processing
  4. butchering
  5. canning and preserving meat fish seafood
  6. employment contractor temporary food product manufacturing not otherwise classified staff de pa
  7. food manufacturing
  8. food product manufacturing
  9. food product manufacturing not otherwise classified
  10. food product manufacturing not otherwise classified frozen
  11. food product manufacturing or processing not otherwise classified
  12. frozen food product manufacturing
  13. luncheon meat manufacturing
  14. manufacturing
  15. meat fish poultry or seafood curing
  16. meat fish poultry or seafood manufacturing not in airtight container
  17. meat fish poultry or seafood processing in airtight container
  18. meat fish poultry or seafood processing not in airtight container
  19. meat prepared product in airtight packaging manufacturing
  20. meat product manufacturing not otherwise classified including canning
  21. poultry
  22. poultry processing
  23. poultry raising egg production and hatchery
  24. poultry slaughtering and processing
  25. sausage or sausage casing manufacturing
  26. slaughtering
  27. slaughtering plant


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