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Mike’s Packing Comp.

Address: 1600 Welrich Ave, Washington PA, 15301
Establishment No.: m09382

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Jun 2010

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.1

Citation: HATS Category VII - Observations for Slips & Falls, HATS Category IV - Handling During Ante Mortem On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at approx. 0755 hours while performing Inspection System Procedure (ISP) 04C02, HAT procedure "Handling During Ante Mortem" observed the following noncompliance with "Observations of Slips & Falls", 9 CFR 313.1(b). During the performance of HAT Category IV, "Handling During Ante Mortem", observed five cattle in the large livestock pen in the rear of the barn two of which were slipping on the floor surface and nearly falling. The animals were able to regain there footing. None of the animals fell or injured themselves. The livestock did not appear to be agitated or overly excited during Ante mortem Inspection. With further observations of the floor surfaces it appeared that flooring did not provide enough footing material (straw) to provide adequate footing in preventing Slips and Falls of livestock. Immediately informed Mr. [redacted] Plant Production Supervisor verbally of the noncompliance with 9 CFR 313.1(b) which requires floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. No regulatory control action was warranted at this time because Mr. [redacted] immediately applied corrective actions by providing more straw to the floor area in the livestock pen. Mr. [redacted] Plant Production Supervisor was additionally informed verbally and in writing with this Noncompliance Record. Failure to meet these regulatory requirements can lead to enforcement actions as described in 9 CFR Part 500.4. You are hereby advised of your right to appeal this decision as delineated by 306.5 and/or 381.35 of 9CFR.

Regulation:

313.1(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 construction and maintenance.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 25 Aug 2010

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