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: 22 Dec 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 2057 hours, while performing a zero tolerance fecal check on the west evisceration line, I observed fecal material inside one of the ten test carcasses. The fecal material was dark green, semisolid, and consisted of three drops inside the right vent flap. Two of the drops of fecal material were approximately 1/8" in diameter, the third drop was smeared along the edge of the opening cut for approximately 1/4". I took regulatory control action by stopping the line. I informed First Processing Manager, of my finding. The establishment initiated immediate corrective action. The affected carcass was reprocessed. At approximately 2103 hours, I observed QA tech perform a retest to determine if the corrective action was effective. This establishment has identified fecal material as a significant hazard and controls this hazard with CCP 3B. 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 3B. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500.


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;


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 29 Dec 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 20 Dec 2011

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