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: 5 Dec 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0720 hours, while performing an 03J01 zero tolerance fecal check on a 10-bird randomly selected sample at the West line prechill station, I observed one bird with fecal contamination. A thin layer of light brown fecal material approximately three quarters of an inch by three quarters of an inch was present on the inside of the carcass to the left of the tail area. CSI was present at the time and confirmed my observation that the contamination was in fact fecal material. First Processing Manager was immediately notified, and the establishment immediately instituted corrective actions. This is the last point in the process where preventive measures could be taken prior to product entering the chill system. The contaminated carcass was taken to the reprocessing station for reconditioning. The establishment's retest passed and no fecal was found at the postchill station. An 03J02 procedure will be performed on this lot of product after the preshipment review is performed by the establishment. Ms. was verbally notified by me on multiple occasions the previous week that a considerable amount of contamination with digestive contents was being observed at post mortem inspection. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional enforcement action as described in 9CFR 500.


381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

417.2(c) The contents of the HACCP plan. The HACCP plan shall, at a minimum


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