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: 6 Oct 2011

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

Citation: During the Thursday night shift of 10/6/2011, a total of four DOA's were presented for post mortem inspection in the evisceration department. The DOA's had purple discolorations in the breast muscle; congested viscera with varying amounts of decomposition, and a foul odor. Two of the DOA's were presented while the gas stunning system was being utilized, while the other two were hung on the slaughter line while the traditional stunner was in use. was notified of the four occurrences. 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 of the establishment where poultry products are prepared or stored [9CFR 381.71(a)]. There presence in the evisceration department exposes product to insanitary conditions in violation of 9CFR 416.4(d). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The establishment's preventative measures; speaking to all employees involved about making sure the DOA checkers are present when the gas is being used, and telling the hangers not to hang any DOA birds on the picking line and to show birds they are not sure of to their supervisor; failed to prevent recurrence of the noncompliance. NR: 81-2011 dated 10/3/2011

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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