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: 26 Aug 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0615 hours, while performing a zero tolerance fecal verification check on reprocessed whole carcasses, I observed fecal material in one carcass. The fecal material was one drop approximately 1/16" in diameter and located on the inside tip of the breast keel bone. I tagged the barrel of offline reprocessed carcasses with US Retain tag No.B39800029, and informed First Processing Manager, of my finding. This barrel of carcasses, approximately 30-35 in number, represented sublot 6B, which was tested by QA and released at 0556 hours. At approximately 0709 hours, I observed QA technician perform a retest on the retained carcasses, which was acceptable. I released the sublot to production. This establishment has identified fecal material on offline reprocessed carcasses as a significant hazard and controls this hazard with CCP 2B. This failure is in violation of 9 CFR 381.65(e), 9 CFR 417.2(c)(4), and the establishment's HACCP Plan for CCP 2B. 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: 28 Aug 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 25 Aug 2011

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