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Joe Pagliuso & Bros., Inc., New York

Address: 6845 N. Slocum Rd, Ontario, NY 14519
Establishment No.: m4253

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Dec 2011

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.16

Citation: On Friday December 2, 2011 I observed the following noncompliance. [newline]On the slaughter floor I observed 2 bovine shot once and not rendered unconscious until it was shot again. While the second shot was immediately after the first shot, according to Federal Regulation 9 CFR 313.16(a)(1), “The firearms shall be employed in the delivery of a bullet or projectile into the animal in accordance with this section so as to produce immediate unconsciousness in the animal by a single shot before it is shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. The animal shall be shot in such a manner that they will be rendered unconscious with a minimum of excitement and discomfort” and 9 CFR 313.16(a)(3), “Immediately after the firearm is discharged and the projectile is delivered, the animal shall be in a state of complete unconsciousness and remain in this condition throughout shackling, sticking and bleeding.” [newline]On 11/17/2011, 11/22/2011, twice on 11/23/2011 and 11/28/2011 a second shot was required to bring a bovine, on each date, into a complete unconscious state.

Regulation:

313.16 The slaughtering of cattle, calves, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, and other equines by shooting with firearms and the handling in connection therewith, in compliance with the provisions contained in this section, are hereby designated and approved as humane methods of slaughtering and handling of such animals under the Act.

 

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