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T.P. Cunningham Meats

Address: 81 Cunningham Rd, Indiana PA, 15701
Establishment No.: m09410

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Nov 2010

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.2

Citation: HAT Category: III. Water and Feed Availability HAT Category: IV. Handling During Ante-Mortem Inspection At 06:00 while performing ante-mortem inspection I noticed there were animals in the receiving pens. I asked if he was going to move the animals to the adjacent barn where water and feed is available. He replied that he was not going to move them and that they had water. I then proceeded to recheck the receiving pens to make sure water was available. There were two beef in pen no.3, one beef in pen no. 7 and 1 hog in pen no. 6. There was a bucket of water in the corner of pen no. 4; however neither the beef nor the hog had access to this bucket of water. This is a violation of 9CFR313.2 (e) which states in part, "Animals shall have access to water in all holding pens and if held longer than 24 hours, access to feed.." was notified of this noncompliance. No tag was applied as the beef were moved to the adjacent barn and the hog was provided water. The plant manager, was notified of this noncompliance when he arrived and he stated animals will be moved to the barn or water will be provided. I checked for similar NR's and found none. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions. Mr. is also advised of his right to appeal this NR as delineated in 9 CFR 306.5.

Regulation:

313.2(a) Driving of livestock from the unloading ramps to the holding pens and from the holding pens to the stunning area shall be done with a minimum of excitement and discomfort to the animals. Livestock shall not be forced to move faster than a normal walking speed.

 

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