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Eberly Poultry

Address: 1095 Mt. Airy Rd, Stevens, PA 17578
Establishment No.: p09965

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Feb 2012

Code: 04A06
Violation: 381.65(a), 381.79, 381.89

Citation: At approximately 1030 hours while giving the on-line inspector a break, I observed a carcass that had synovitis in both hocks. I informed the trimmer that both legs needed to be removed and the trimmer proceeded to remove one leg and mark the other leg for removal at the end of the line. During that same break, I was presented with another carcasses that had compound fractures with hemorrhage in both legs. I informed the trimmer that both legs needed to be removed and the trimmer proceeded to remove one leg and mark the other leg for removal at the end of the line. Both times I attempted to observe the second leg being removed but do to the distance of the inspection station from the final inspection station I was unable to confirm that the legs had been removed. After I finished providing break to the on-line inspector, I went to the end of the line and observed the carcasses in tank 4. Tank 4 was being used to chill all carcasses that had parts removed. In this tank, I found two carcasses with one leg removed and the other leg attached but marked for removal by the trimmer. I removed these carcasses to show to plant management and placed regulatory control tag, tag number B34802628 on the tank. I verbally informed Mr. [redacted] Plant Manager, and Mr. [redacted] Slaughter Supervisor, of the non-compliances and showed Mr. [redacted] the carcasses. The establishment is notcomplying with 9CFR 381.89, 381.79, and 381.65(a).

Regulation:

381.65(a) Operations and procedures involving the processing, other handling, or storing of any poultry product must be strictly in accord with clean and sanitary practices and must be conducted in a manner that will result in sanitary processing, proper inspection, and the production of poultry and poultry products that are not adulterated.

381.79 Each carcass and all organs and other parts of carcasses which are found to be not adulterated shall be passed for human food.

381.89 Any part of a carcass which is badly bruised shall be condemned and, if the whole carcass is affected as a result of the bruise, the whole carcass shall be condemned. Parts of a carcass which show only slight reddening from a bruise may be passed for food.

 

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