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 Oct 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 381.71(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 2055 hours in the evisceration department, I examined two chicken carcasses which were retained for the USDA veterinarian by the Food Inspectors performing post mortem inspection. Both carcasses had friable, congested viscera with signs of decomposition. The carcasses had areas of purplish discoloration and a foul odor characteristic of DOA's. I notified Evisceration Supervisor and showed him the two DOA's. At approximately 0300 hours, I inspected two additional DOA's retained in evisceration. was notified again. Mr. and I proceeded to the live area and we observed that there were no plant employees on duty checking the incoming crates for DOA's before the gas stunner entrance. was notified about the lack of DOA checkers in the live area. Additionally, during the previous shift, three other DOA's with the same characteristics had been presented in evisceration and were shown to Mr. at that time. Poultry that dies other than by slaughter is considered adulterated [21 USC 453(g)(5)]. DOA's are prohibited from being dressed or conveyed into areas the establishment where poultry products are prepared or stored [9CFR 381.71(a)]. Their presence in the evisceration department exposes product to insanitary conditions in violation of 9CFR 416.4(d). Past Similar NRs - The establishment's previous corrective actions, DOA checkers at the gas stunner entrance, was not being effectively implemented resulting in a failure to prevent recurrence of the noncompliance. NR: 76-2011 dated 9/15/2011

Regulation:

381.71(a) Birds plainly showing on ante mortem inspection any disease or condition, that under 381.80 to 381.93, inclusive, would cause condemnation of their carcasses on post mortem inspection, shall be condemned. Birds which on ante mortem inspection are condemned shall not be dressed, nor shall they be conveyed into any department of the official establishment where poultry products are prepared or held. Poultry which has been condemned on ante mortem inspection and has been killed or died otherwise shall under the supervision of an inspector of the Inspection Service, be disposed of as provided in 381.95.

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

 

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