Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Farmer’s Pride Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 19 May 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: At approximately 0529 hours, while performing a zero tolerance fecal check on the west evisceration line, I observed fecal material around the left flap opening, inside the left side of the carcass at the thigh joint area and on the leaf fat on one carcass. The fecal material was dark green, semi-solid, and covered an area approximately 1" by 1/2". I took regulatory control action by stopping the line. I informed First Processing Manager, of my finding. The affected carcass was taken to a reprocessing station to be reworked, while the establishment initiated immediate corrective action. This establishment has identified fecal material as a hazard in its hazard analysis and controls this hazard with CCP 3B. This noncompliance is in violation of 9 CFR 381.65(e) and the establishment's HACCP Plan for CCP 3B. Establishment has received oral and written notification of this noncompliance. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500.


381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 23 May 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 18 May 2011

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