Originally Posted by Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
You can not remove the meat from the original packaging until it has been inspected. No trimming, seasoning, brining, etc.
For KCBS you can trim, but nothing else. I always keep the label of the original package and put it with the meat ( I use the big 2 gallon zip lock bags). I've never had a problem with the meat inspectors. Now having said all this I probably will