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Farmer’s Pride Inc.

Address: 154 West Main St, Fredricksburg, PA, 17026
Establishment No.: p1304

USDA Inspection Report: 31 Aug 2010

Code: 03J01
Violation: 417.3(a)(2)

Citation: At 0118 hrs. I observed the following noncompliance while verifying QA performing a ten bird fecal test. While QA was performing a zero tolerance fecal test, one chicken carcass had fecal material in the neck area of the carcass. At which time the QA tech notified evisceration lead who was in the area at the time of the failure. When I questioned the QA tech on the immediate actions that should be taken, the QA tech was unsure and said she should inform first Processing Manager. I instructed the tech that the line should be stopped and the tech did not know where or how to stop the line. After I directed the QA tech on how and where to stop the lines I again asked the tech what she should do, reminding her that she should have a written procedure to follow. When the plant implemented corrective actions the line was started and the QA tech performed a ten bird retest. I again asked the QA tech what actions she was taking and she informed me she didn't know because this was her first fecal failure. I immediately initiated regulatory control action and stopped the lines and had the QA supervisor paged to the evisceration department. At which time another QA tech approached me and asked what was wrong, when I informed the QA tech that there was a fecal failure and the QA tech informed me she didn't know what to do because this was her first fecal failure he said he would implement corrective actions, so I started the line and he implemented corrective actions according to the plants Standard Corrective Action for a CCP 3B failure and 9 CFR 417.3(a)(2). When entered the department I informed her that the QA tech who had the fecal failure did not know where to stop the lines, failed to tag three chicken carcasses after retest, did not document the fecal failure on the HACCP records and admitted she was uncertain what corrective actions to implement according to the plants Standard Corrective Action for CCP 3B failure because this was her first fecal failure. I have suggested at the weekly meeting, held on 7/7/10 that mock fecal failures would be helpful to new QA techs. QA supervisor informed me that the QA techs are trained to follow the written corrective action procedure on their boards. A 03J02 procedure was started and will be completed on the next night of operations. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500.


417.3(a)(2) The CCP will be under control after the corrective action is taken;


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