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: 9 Jun 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: While performing presentation test on on-line chicken carcasses on the east line, I observed the errors of one (1)" opening cut", two (2) "contamination inside carcass", and one (1) "no viscera" at inspection station # 1. The line speed (ls) was [redacted] birds per minute (bpm). The conformance level (cl) of all these errors was thirty three (33). As the cl at 25-39, on a test, requires correction and retest; I notified Ms of my findings. Plant Q.A. technician started the 1st retest at 0645 hours at the ls of [redacted] bpm. At 0650 hours, she observed one (1) "contamination on viscera", and one (1) "no viscera" at inspection station # 3. The confoformance level of both errors was twenty six (26). As the cl of 25 and above, on a retest, requires ls reduction by 10% of the current speed, the ls was reduced from [redacted] to [redacted] bpm. The 2nd retest at ls of [redacted] bpm was within acceptable cl. The ls was restored to the previous speed of [redacted] bpm. The 3rd retest at [redacted] bpm was at acceptable cl that allowed ls running at [redacted] bpm.


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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