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Charles Poultry Co.

Address: 2931 Charlestown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603
Establishment No.: p08418

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Sep 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0830 hours, while observing operational sanitation in the evisceration room, Inspector [redacted] Dr. [redacted] and I observed the heads of 5 duck carcasses come into direct contact with the drip pans. These birds had just been placed onto the evisceration shackles. Additionally, the first four carcasses did not have the sinuses or mouthes rinsed as stated in the flow chart and hazard analysis. I took regulatory control action by instructing the line inspector to turn off the line and verbally informed Mr. [redacted] HACCP Manager, of the non-compliance. At this time, an employee began to remove the affected carcasses off the line and proceeded to place a carcass that had dragged through the drip pan back onto the table that contained carcasses ready to be re-hung. This was brought to Mr. [redacted] attention and he immediately removed that carcass as well as another carcass that had come into contact with the affected carcass. Once the affected birds were removed, the line was allowed to restart. The total down time was approximately 5 minutes. The six birds were placed on the fecal examination table. Regulatory control tag, tag number B35460670 was placed on the carcasses. Mr. [redacted] was verbally informed of the non-compliance. The establishment is not complying with 9CFR416.13(b), and 416.4(d).


416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOPís at the frequencies specified.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


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