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: 3 Aug 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.4(d)

Citation: Tonight In first four hours slaughter operation, there were 11 DOA carcasses hung back for SPHV examination by the line inspectors. I performed disposition and confirmed these were DOA carcasses. I notified first processing manager of noncompliance. Previously birds were presented to live hangers alive before stunning and live hangers could easily distinguish between alive or dead birds. Tonight live hanger employees were hanging chicken carcasses previously stunned by slow induced anesthesia with CO2 (SIA) and it was difficult to determine between dead or stunned birds, this problem needs immediate attention. Plant policy is that DOA carcasses will be removed prior to live hang employees. The DOA's are adulterated under 21 U.S.C. 453 (g)(5) of Poultry products inspection Act and cause insanitary conditions. The DOAs are not allowed in edible product area. Under 21 U.S.C. 458 (a) (1) of PPIA, It is a prohibited act to process any poultry products that are capable of use as human food except in compliance with the law. The DOAs are to be disposed of per provisions of 9CFR 381.95 per 9CFR 381.71(a). Processing the DOAs in the edible product area does not comply with 9 CFR 416.4 (d). Which states "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading during transportation from official establishments" Ongoing noncompliance could result in additional regulatory enforcement as described in 9CFR Part 500.


416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 10 Aug 2011
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