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: 18 May 2012

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: On May 18, 2012 at 0630 hrs, I was working at the second inspection station on the East evisceration line when I noticed that an employee was aligning numerous carcasses with the wrong color viscera tray, after 5 consecutive trays were presented I stopped the evis line and rang the bell, I notified Evisceration Supervisor that the employee that she placed at the second station was not following the corrective actions that were put in place by the establishment concerning the Presentation non-compliance record that was issued on May 17th, 2012, NR number YVBO812053517N. The Evisceration Supervisor and Dayshift Plant Manager both informed USDA in the weekly USDA/Establishment meeting that they would place an employee at the second and third inspection stations on the east evis line, to align the carcasses with the proper color coded viscera trays and that these corrective actions would remain in place until the maintenance department could determine what is the issue with the east evis line. This issue was discussed a great length in the weekly meeting on May 17th, 2012.[newline]This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement actions as described in 9 CFR part 500.

Regulation:

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.

 

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