NAICS Code 311615

NAICS 311615

NAICS Code 311615 – Poultry Processing

Definition of NAICS Code 311615: This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the following:

  1. Slaughtering poultry and small game and/or
  2. Preparing processed poultry and small game meat and meat byproducts.
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Cross Reference Guide for Code 311615

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Slaughtering animals (except poultry and small game) and/or preparing meats–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 311611, Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering;
  • Preparing meat and meat byproducts (except poultry and small game) from purchased meats–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 311612, Meat Processed from Carcasses;
  • Rendering animal fat, bones, and meat scraps–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 311613, Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing;
  • Canning poultry and small game for baby food–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 311422, Specialty Canning;
  • Producing meat-based animal feeds from carcasses–are classified in Industry 31111, Animal Food Manufacturing;
  • Manufacturing canned and frozen meat products, such as nationality foods (e.g., enchiladas, egg rolls, pizza) and frozen dinners–are classified in Industry Group 3114, Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing; and
  • Drying, freezing, and breaking eggs–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 311999, All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 311615

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Canning poultry (except baby and pet food)
  • Chickens, processing, fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked (except baby and pet food)
  • Chickens, slaughtering and dressing
  • Dressing small game
  • Ducks, processing, fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked
  • Ducks, slaughtering and dressing
  • Geese, processing, fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked
  • Geese, slaughtering and dressing
  • Hams, poultry, manufacturing
  • Hot dogs, poultry, manufacturing
  • Luncheon meat, poultry, manufacturing
  • Meat canning, poultry (except baby and pet food), manufacturing
  • Meat products (e.g., hot dogs, luncheon meats, sausages) made from a combination of poultry and other meats
  • Poultry (e.g., canned, cooked, fresh, frozen) manufacturing
  • Poultry (e.g., canned, cooked, fresh, frozen) processing
  • Poultry canning (except baby, pet food)
  • Poultry slaughtering, dressing, and packing
  • Processed poultry manufacturing
  • Rabbits processing (i.e., canned, cooked, fresh, frozen)
  • Rabbits slaughtering and dressing
  • Small game, processing, fresh, frozen, canned or cooked
  • Small game, slaughtering, dressing and packing
  • Turkeys, processing, fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked
  • Turkeys, slaughtering and dressing

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 311615

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 2089NAICS 311615
  • CA WC: 2081
  • DE WC: 865
  • PA WC: 865
  • MI WC: 2081
  • NJ WC: 2089
  • NY WC: 2089
  • WY WC: 311615
  • GL: 57651
  • SIC: 2015

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Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 31-33: Manufacturing
  • Subsector 311: Food Manufacturing
  • Industry Group 3116: Animal Slaughtering and Processing
  • Industry 31161: Animal Slaughtering and Processing
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 311611: Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 311612: Meat Processed from Carcasses
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 311613: Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 311615: Poultry Processing
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