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: 19 Dec 2011

Code: 04C04
Violation: 381.65(a), 381.76(b)

Citation: At approximately 1045 hours while I was performing ISP task 04C04 on the necks at the Post-Chill station, I noticed a chicken head still attached to the neck in the neck combo at the the end of the neck chiller. Mixing of edible and inedible product together in the combo and the chiller creates an unsanitary condition. I took immediate regulatory control action by notifying Miss QA manager and informed her to stop the neck chiller. I tagged the neck chiller with US Retained tag # B39802020 and also placed US Retained tag # B3981297 on the combo of necks. I removed my tag at 1155 am after the neck chiller was cleaned, sanitized and inspected by me CSI The establishment failed to comply with USDA regulation 9 CFR 381.65(a). All affected product was condemned by the establishment. This document serves as written notification of the establishments failure to comply with regulatory requirements and further actions could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.


381.65(a) Operations and procedures involving the processing, other handling, or storing of any poultry product must be strictly in accord with clean and sanitary practices and must be conducted in a manner that will result in sanitary processing, proper inspection, and the production of poultry and poultry products that are not adulterated.

381.76(b) Presentation: Each inspector shall be flanked by an establishment employee assigned to be the inspector’s helper. The one inspector on the SIS–1 line shall be presented every bird. Each inspector on the SIS–2 line shall be presented every other bird on the line. An establishment employee shall present each bird to the inspector properly eviscerated with the back side toward the inspector and the viscera uniformly trailing or leading. Each inspector shall inspect the inside, viscera, and outside of all birds presented.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 20 Dec 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 5 Dec 2011

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