Question: Can You Mail Meat?

You cannot ship or mail meats outside the state if your meats are processed at a state-inspected facility.

Frozen meats can be safely shipped by US Mail, UPS, FedEx and other private carriers by using overnight or 2nd Day shipping.

Meats must be packed in a Styrofoam cooler to keep meats frozen.

How do you send fresh meat in the mail?

Do not consume the food. Do not even taste suspect food.

  • Ship in a sturdy box.
  • Pack with a cold source, i.e., frozen gel packs or dry ice.
  • When using dry ice:
  • Wrap box in two layers of brown paper.
  • Use permanent markers to label outside of the box.
  • Label outside clearly; make sure address is complete and correct.

How can you ship meat?

The more meat you send, the longer it will stay frozen, so you can ship over five pounds of meat using second-day mail. If shipping five pounds of meat or less, use next-day air. After packing the cooler, place it in a 2.75-mils thick polyethylene bag and send it in a 200-pound-rated cardboard box.

How do I send something cold in the mail?

Buy a cold shipping box from a shipping store like UPS. Often, these are insulated coolers that fit inside cardboard shipping boxes. To pack cold things like fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, opt for heavy-duty ice packs. Make sure the food is well wrapped to protect it in case any gel packs leak.

Can you ship meat through FedEx?

Include the address and 24-hour phone number of both the shipper and the recipient on each shipping label. We recommend that perishables be shipped via FedEx First Overnight®, FedEx Priority Overnight®, FedEx Standard Overnight® or FedEx 1Day® Freight.