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: 22 Aug 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0305 hrs. I observed the following noncompliance while performing an 04C04 procedure for finished product standards test on ten randomly selected chicken carcasses off the east line at the pre-chill station in the evisceration department. In one of the ten randomly selected chicken carcasses I observed fecal material approximately 3/16 of an inch in diameter inside the left side of the breast cavity. I immediately initiated regulatory control action and stopped the east line and informed the first processing supervisor of the noncompliance. The fecal material was dark greenish in color, with a semi solid pasty consistency. After the plant implemented corrective actions I relinquished regulatory control and started the east line for production to resume. The plants corrective actions will remain until the cause is identified and eliminated and preventive measures are properly implemented, the chicken carcass was taken to the reprocessing station to be reconditioned. This is the last point of location where preventive measures could be exerted before entering the chill system. An 03J02 procedure will be completed on next shift. 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.


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;


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