Putting Glass Walls on New Jersey's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Their Closed Doors:
Seugling Meat Packing, Inc.
Address: 9 Mandeville Ave, Pequannock NJ 07440
Establishment No.: 18736
USDA Inspection Report: 15 Sep 2009
Violation of: 313.1
Citation: At approximately 0915 hrs while performing unscheduled task 04C02. I observed the establishment putting animals in to holding pen. Where they separate the federal inspected animals, and close off the pen with a gate. At 0930 hrs while performing ante mortem I observed that the establishment, had turn 1 pen into 2 pens by separating the animals with a f14 Sepence. I then observed the animals in pen no.2 had no water. I then notified Robert Seugling the production manager, about the situation. Robert Seugling immediately put water in the pen. 04C02 Water and Feed availability, that livestock must have access to water at all times. Also during ante mortem I observed the loading dock of the livestock. I observed the fence inside the loading area to the left, that where 3 pieces of wire sticking out that could cause injury to the livestock. I also observed on the inside of the fence were 2 more pieces of wire sticking out. I observed the livestock being unloaded this morning, at 0745 hrs, and the livestock did not come in contact with the fence. The establishment took immediately corrective action on the fence by bending the hooks down. Mr. Robert Seugling told me that he would have it replace next week. There was no regulatory control action taken.
Regulation: Livestock pens, driveways and ramps. (a) Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking, and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired. (b) Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand, as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable conctruction and maintenance. (c) U.S. Suspects (as defined in § 301.2(xxx)) and dying, diseased, and disabled livestock (as defined in § 301.2(y)) shall be provided with a covered pen sufficient, in the opinion of the inspector, to protect them from the adverse climatic conditions of the locale while awaiting disposition by the inspector. (d) Livestock pens and driveways shall be so arranged that sharp corners and direction reversal of driven animals are minimized. [44 FR 68813, Nov. 30, 1979, as amended at 53 FR 49848, Dec. 12, 1988]