Jack Dantzler, Director, Inspections and Grading
jack.dantzler@usda.gov
803-737-4597

Commodity inspection and grading is provided through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Agriculture and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Grading and Inspection Offices

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Services
Agricultural Services Division
117 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
803-737-4588 FX: 803-737-4667


Fruit, Vegetable, and Peanut Grading and Inspection

Jack Dantzler, Director, Inspections and Grading
jack.dantzler@usda.gov
803-737-4597

Fruit, vegetable, and peanut grading and inspection services are provided services are under a cooperative agreement with the USDA at shipping point, receiving locations, and terminal markets to specify grade, count, weight, and other factors important in quality determination. Official certificates of grade are issued by inspectors to verify grade factors.


Poultry and Egg Grading

Myra Wilson, Program Administrator
mwilson@scda.sc.gov
803-737-4835

Poultry and egg grading services are provided under a cooperative agreement with the USDA for shell eggs, egg products, poultry, rabbits, school lunch programs, and meals ready to eat (M.R.E.) at packing and processing facilities throughout the state to insure that products meet grade and quality standards. Products are also inspected and certified at export warehouses for international shipments.

Poultry and Egg Grading and Inspection Service
117 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
803-737-4835 FX: 803-737-4829


Grain Grading and Inspection

Debbie Loften, Grain Inspector
dloften@scda.sc.gov
803-566-0637

The South Carolina Grain Grading and Inspection Service services are provided under a cooperative agreement with the USDA. Grading staff works with producers, brokers, receivers, food processors, export marketers, and other related avenues of grain movement to inspect and certify the quality and cleanliness of grain produced or shipped into South Carolina as this grain moves through normal marketing channels.

Grain Inspection and Sampling Policies

117 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
Cell: 803-566-0637