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Leidy’s Inc.

Address: 266 Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964
Establishment No.: m09520

USDA Inspection Report: 17 Dec 2010

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.2

Citation: On Friday, December 17, 2010 at approximately 0710 hrs while performing ante-mortem inspection and verifying HAT Category II - Truck Unloading, I observed the following noncompliance: Specifically, I observed that the establishment weighing scale was overcrowded with animals, some of which were noted to be on top of each other, resulting in unnecessary discomfort and the possibility of injury occurring. When the plant employee started emptying the scale, he was located in the upper right hand corner, adjacent to the exit gate. The employee unsuccessfully tried to drive the animals out of the weighing scale using the whip repeatedly on the animals, resulting in the animals becoming extremely excited, vocalizing loudly, and instead turned the opposite intended way. In addition, piggy back riding of the animals occurred and the animals crowded up on the side of the scale entrance gate, appearing to be in great discomfort. Upon observation of the aforementioned condition, I immediately stopped ante-mortem inspection and notified plant management of the noncompliance, failure to meet 9 CFR 313.2(a), and failure by the establishment to properly execute the establishment's humane handling program. The establishment's humane handling program states that [redacted] At the time of observation I myself and inspector [redacted] IIC at the establishment counted 52 animals. Mr. [redacted] Kill/Cut Supervisor, was notified of the noncompliance. The establishment provided immediate verbal corrective actions; therefore, no U.S. Reject/Retain Tag was issued. At this time, ante-mortem inspection resumed. No animals were observed to sustain injuries as a result of the noncompliance.


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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 6 Jan 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 8 Dec 2010

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