Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Empire Kosher Poultry

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

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Mar 2012

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: An FSIS presentation test performed today at 0835 am on the Meyn Chicken line exceeded the process control limits. Results at the 1st and 2nd stations were 53 and 46, respectively, exceeding the upper limit of 40, requiring an immediate 10 percent line reduction. There were multiple presentation errors due to carcasses with no visceras. I notified Assistant Plant Manager, and QA. Further testing by QA resulted in a return to normal operations. The requirements of part 381.76(b) of 9 CFR were not met.

Regulation:

381.76(b) Presentation: Each inspector shall be flanked by an establishment employee assigned to be the inspector’s helper. The one inspector on the SIS–1 line shall be presented every bird. Each inspector on the SIS–2 line shall be presented every other bird on the line. An establishment employee shall present each bird to the inspector properly eviscerated with the back side toward the inspector and the viscera uniformly trailing or leading. Each inspector shall inspect the inside, viscera, and outside of all birds presented.

 

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