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: 27 Sep 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 1153 hours, while performing a zero tolerance fecal verification check on reprocessed whole carcasses, I observed fecal material in one of ten test carcasses. The fecal material was green, semisolid, consisting of two drops located inside the breast near the ribcage and smeared over an area approximately 1/4" by 1/2". I tagged one barrel of offline reprocessed carcasses (approximately 30) with US Retain tag No. B39802431. I informed Evisceration Supervisor, of my finding. This barrel of carcasses represented sublot 8D, which was inspected for fecal material by QA and released at 1137 hours. At approximately 1247 hours, I observed QA technician perform a retest on the retained carcasses, which was acceptable. I released the retained carcasses 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) and 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.

Regulation:

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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