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: 23 May 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c)

Citation: At approximately 2025 hrs., while performing the review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure I observed the following noncompliance's in the evisceration department. Maintenance was working on the east air chill line that was not operating resulting in the east evisceration line being off. I then observed all the inspectors hang back racks filled to capacity on the west line with chicken because of high hocks. The plant was hanging the chicken on the reprocess rack and double hanging them on the rehang racks. I immediately implemented regulatory control action and stopped the evisceration line and notified of the noncompliance. When the process was brought back in compliance I relinquished regulatory control action and started the line. I then observed all the black tanks filled with chicken carcasses and the rehang conveyors filled to capacity with an excessive amount of chicken backed up to the rehangers and falling on the floor. I immediately implemented regulatory control action and notified maintenance to stop the picking/kill line and notified first processing manager of the noncompliance. When the chicken were recovered and reconditioned and the process was brought back in control I relinquished regulatory control action and started the line. After a review of the plants SSOP records for the evisceration department, no deficiencies were documented prior to my observations. 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.

Regulation:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 26 May 2011
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