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Jaindl Turkey Sales Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: p460
USDA Inspection Report: 30 Nov 2011
Citation: On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at approximately 07:15 hours (prior to the start of slaughter), IPP observed the plant relabeling and repacking whole turkeys. At approximately 08:00 (after the start of slaughter and after IPP collected a directed residue sample), IPP went to observe the repacking and relabeling process. While observing the process, IPP inquired on what packing date was being applied to the turkey that was being repacked. The plant QA, stated that today’s date (November 30, 2011) was being applied to the turkeys. IPP proceeded to gather more information from the Assistant manager, IPP requested clarification of the code on the label placed on the outside shipping container and if in fact the turkeys repacked prior to the start of slaughter displayed today’s date (November 30, 2011). Mr. stated that the shipping containers did in fact display today’s date, since they were repacked today. IPP also noted that the sequence number applied to the label on the turkey correlated with the date. Mr. and Mr. (plant manager) were notified of the noncompliance explaining that the turkeys were not produced on today’s date and the packing date could not be changed to today’s date. The plant was instructed by IPP to retrieve all products that was repacked and relabeled this morning, to be retained by USDA. USDA control device #’s B24107554. This document serves as written notification of the failure to meet 9CFR Section 381.126 (a) which states: 381.126 Date of packing and date of processing; contents of cans. (a) Either the immediate container or the shipping container of all poultry food products shall be plainly and permanently marked by code or otherwise with the date of packing. If calendar dating is used, it must be accompanied by an explanatory statement, as provided in § 381.129(c)(2). (b) The immediate container for dressed poultry shall be marked with a lot number which shall be the number of the day of the year on which the poultry was slaughtered or a coded number.
381.126(a) Either the immediate container or the shipping container of all poultry food products shall be plainly and permanently marked by code or otherwise with the date of packing. If calendar dating is used, it must be accompanied by an explanatory statement, as provided in § 381.129(c)(2).