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Cabin Hollow Butcher Shop

Address: 156 Old Cabin Hollow Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019
Establishment No.: m09819

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Feb 2012

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.15

Citation: On February 27th at 1315 hours, the following non-compliance was observed (Humane Activity Tracking System Category VIII Stunning Effectiveness):

The plant employee responsible for stunning shot a dairy cow in the knocking pen with a captive bolt gun, which did not render the cow completely unconscious. An establishment employee immediately stunned the animal with a second shot after which the cow dropped to the ground, at which time was effectively stunned. The employee also administered a third shot, though no eye movement was observed, this was a security shot. Regulatory requirement 9 CFR 313.15 was not met because the animal was not effectively stunned on the first shot. I notified Mr. Gerald Jones (Plant owner) of this non-compliance.

§ 313.15 Mechanical; captive bolt. The slaughtering of sheep, swine, goats, calves, cattle, horses, mules, and other equines by using captive bolt stunners and the handling in connection therewith, in compliance with the provisions contained in this section, are hereby designated and approved as humane methods of slaughtering and handling of such animals under the Act. (a) Application of stunners, required effect; handling. (1) The captive bolt stunners shall be applied to the livestock in accordance with this section so as to produce immediate unconsciousness in the animals before they are shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. The animals shall be stunned in such a manner that they will be rendered unconscious with a minimum of excitement and discomfort (3) immediately after the stunning blow is delivered the animals shall be in a state of complete unconsciousness and remain in this condition throughout shackling, sticking and bleeding. (iv) The stunning operation is an exacting procedure and requires a well trained and experienced operator. He must be able to accurately place the stunning instrument to produce immediate unconsciousness. He must use the correct detonating charge with regard to kind, breed, size, age, and sex of the animal to produce the desired results. The establishment has not adopted a written, robust humane handling plan.

Regulation:

313.15(a)(1) Application of stunners, required effect; handling. The captive bolt stunners shall be applied to the livestock in accordance with this section so as to produce immediate unconsciousness in the animals before they are shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. The animals shall be stunned in such a manner that they will be rendered unconscious with a minimum of excitement and discomfort.

 

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