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Stoney Point Inc.

Address: 1318 Frederick Pike, Littlestown, PA 17340
Establishment No.: m09646

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Mar 2012

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.15, 313.2

Citation: At approximately 0900 hours CSI/IIC [redacted] was conducting Humane Activity Tracking Slaughter(HATS) verification for category VIII, Stunning Effectiveness. Mr. [redacted] observed plant employee ([redacted] use the captive bolt gun on a heifer that seemed to be agitated, but did not produce unconsciousness. Mr. [redacted] took the captive bolt and tried to shoot the same animal, but did not produce unconsciousness. Then immediately he shot the animal with the .22 rifle rendering the animal unconscious. Mr. [redacted] then told the slaughter floor employees not to slaughter any more until he met with establishment management to resolve the Humane Handling issues that he just witnessed. He also called his immediate supervisor, Dr. [redacted] SPHV. At approximately 0910 in the companys' office they discussed what had happened. Mr. [redacted] took along a copy of FSIS Directive 6900.2, Revision 2 and was showing various parts (definitions, multiple shots, single blow, etc.). During the discussions Mr. [redacted] said that he felt like the employees had done everything right, proposed not allowing [redacted] to shoot any more animals until he can re-train him, and asked if they may resume slaughter. At approximately 0930, CSI/IIC [redacted] permitted them to resume slaughter with the actions the Mr. [redacted] proposed.You have also failed to meet the following USDA regulations-9 CFR 313.15(a) (1) (2), 9 CFR 313.15(b) (1) (IV), and 9 CFR 313.50. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements(s) cold result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s). You have the right to appeal this decision based of 9 CFR 306.5 and 9 CFR 381.35.

Regulation:

313.15(a) (1) Application of stunners, required effect; handling. 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.

313.2(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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