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Empire Kosher Poultry

Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015

USDA Inspection Report: 17 Jan 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.68, 381.76(a), 381.76(b)

Citation: At approximately 0451 hours, I performed ISP 06D02 (presentation) on turkey carcasses. A noncompliance score of thirty (30) was achieved at inspection station number one (1). The defects included: outside errors- one (1) bird with viscera detached atop shackle; and inside errors- five (5) birds with contamination inside. I immediately notified Mr. (Turkey Evisceration Supervisor) of the noncompliance and the direct violation of 9 CFR 381.68, 381.76 (a) & (b), as well as the plant's own NTIS program. The speed of the affected line was reduced ten (10) percent and Quality Assurance Technician was inform to perform a retest in ten minutes. Quality Assurance technician's retest passed with a score of ten (10). This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


381.68(a) The maximum inspection rates for one inspector New Turkey Inspection (NTI–1) and two inspector New Turkey Inspection (NTI–2) are listed in the table below. These line speeds are for lines using standard 9-inch shackles on 12-inch centers with birds hung on every shackle and opened with J-type or Bar-type opening cuts. Maximum rates for those establishments having varying configurations will be established by the Administrator but will not exceed those in the table. Neither the rates in the table nor those established for establishments with varying configurations shall be exceeded under any circumstances.

381.76(a) A post-mortem inspection shall be made on a bird-by-bird basis on all poultry eviscerated in an official establishment. No viscera or any part thereof shall be removed from any poultry processed in any official establishment, except at the time of post-mortem inspection, unless their identify with the rest of the carcass is maintained in a manner satisfactory to the inspector until such inspection is made. Each carcass to be eviscerated shall be opened so as to expose the organs and the body cavity for proper examination by the inspector and shall be prepared immediately after inspection as readyto- cook poultry. If a carcass is frozen, it shall be thoroughly thawed before being opened for examination by the inspector. Each carcass, or all parts comprising such carcass, shall be examined by the inspector, except for parts that are not needed for inspection purposes and are not intended for human food and are condemned.

381.76(b)(1) There are five systems of postmortem inspection: Streamlined Inspection System (SIS) and the New Line Speed (NELS) Inspection System, both of which shall be used only for broilers and cornish game hens; the New Turkey Inspection (NTI) System, which shall be used only for turkeys; Traditional Inspection; and Ratite Inspection.


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