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Jamison Packing Co.

Address: 1034 Industrial Blvd, Bradenville, PA 15620
Establishment No.: m09958

USDA Inspection Report: 25 Aug 2010

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.3

Citation: ISP code 04C02 using the "Protocol" trend indicator Block # 10 of NR Hats Category VIII -Stunning Effectiveness At approximately 12:30 pm on August 25, 2010 while performing verification for a scheduled 04C02 ISP Procedure Code "Humane Handling Stunning Effectiveness", I assessed the electrical stunning method used for its effectiveness in rendering animals immediately unconscious. I also verified that animals are being properly stunned at the stunning area before they are shackled hoisted, thrown, cast or cut. During the verification the following noncompliance was observed. After approximately 20 lambs were stunned effectively, when the employee attempted to electrically stun another lamb, the first stunning attempt was not effective. A second attempt was also unsuccessful. At this time the plant stopped using the electrical stunner and elected to use the captive bolt gun, which was successful. At this time Regulatory Control Action was taken. Electrical stunner was rejected and a Reject tag number B32675600 was affixed to the stunner. Mr. [redacted] was verbally notified that the failure to stun the animal quickly and effectively is a violation of part 9CFR 313(a) Administration of electric current, required effect; handling. (1) The electric current shall be administered so as to produce, at a minimum, surgical anesthesia, i.e., a state where the animal feels no painful sensation. The animals shall be either stunned or killed before they are shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. They shall be exposed to the electric current in a way that will accomplish the desired result quickly and effectively, with a minimum of excitement and discomfort. I reviewed the NR file and found no recent noncompliance reports of this nature.

Regulation:

313.3(a)(1) Administration of electric current, required effect; handling. The electric current shall be administered so as to produce, at a minimum, surgical anesthesia, i.e., a state where the animal feels no painful sensation. The animals shall be either stunned or killed before they are shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. They shall be exposed to the electric current in a way that will accomplish the desired result quickly and effectively, with a minimum of excitement and discomfort.

 

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