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Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.

Address: Rt. 706, Wyalusing PA 18853
Establishment No.: m09400

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Dec 2011

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.2

Citation: While performing antemortem inspection duties and verifying thehumane activity tracking category of ensuring water availability in the pens of establishment M9400 at approximately 1350 hours on December 14, 2011, I discovered the water tub between pens nine and ten had no water in it for an unknown length of time. I verified that a pens employee moved the approximately thirty animals in each pen to separate pens that had access to water, and requested to see a supervisor. Mr. [redacted] was shown the empty water tub, and I notified him that it was being documented as a noncompliance. Mr. [redacted] turned on the water supply line to fill the tub with water before allowing animals to enter either pen. None of the animals were dehydrated or in any distress or discomfort. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action. Plant management response was that FSCAR 9400-384-11 has been completed and is the official response to this non compliance record. Immediate corrective actions included increasing audits/observations of water trough fill from hourly to every 30 minutes, and to counsel the affected employees and area supervisor regarding the incident. Measures to prevent reocurrence are to document the time any observations are made and noticed to help with proper evaluations. This documentation will assist in providing verification that Facility programs and related procedures are being followed.


313.2(e) Animals shall have access to water in all holding pens and, if held longer than 24 hours, access to feed. There shall be sufficient room in the holding pen for animals held overnight to lie down.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 10 Jan 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 26 Nov 2011

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