Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Tri-Town Packing

Address: 922 Country Rt 53, Brasher Falls, NY, 13613
Establishment No.: m4499

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Apr 2012

Code: 04C02
Violation:  313.15, 313.16

Citation: At 0755 on 4/24/12 I conducted a Humane Handling records review as part of the Verification Plan. I read the "TTP Hog Stunning Log"  and observed the following non-compliances:[newline]1) There was no entry for 4/19/12. One Market Hog was stunned on that day by Mr. It was appropriately stunned in compliance with the regulations, however, there was no entry for this on the stunning log. [newline]2) No signatures or initials were observed on several stunning log pages. [newline]The TTP Stunning SOP reads " [redacted]" [newline]This is non-compliance with the verification plan for sections 9 CFR 313.15 and 313.16. Mr. was informed of this non-compliance in writing with this record. As always you have the right to appeal.

Regulation:

313.15(a) Application of stunners, required effect; handling. (1) The captive bolt stunners shall be applied to the livestock in accordance with this section so as to produce immediate unconsciousness in the animals before they are shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. The animals shall be stunned in such a manner that they will be rendered unconscious with a minimum of excitement and discomfort.

313.16(a) Utilization of firearms, required effect; handling. (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.

 

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