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Dickinson & Son 84 Pkg Co. Inc

Address: 1949 Rt. 136, Eighty-Four, PA 15330
Establishment No.: m19455

USDA Inspection Report: 15 Jul 2010

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.2

Citation: HATS Category III - Water and Feed Availability On Thursday, July 15, 2010 at approx. 1043 hours while performing Inspection System Procedure (ISP) 04C02, HAT procedure "Water and Feed Availability" observed the following noncompliance with "Water and Feed Availability", 9 CFR 313.2(e). Observed live animals in two livestock pens and the livestock unloading area without water. One Beef in pen # 5 had no water or container, Nine Roasting Pigs in Pen # 3 had a water container turned on edge without water and Seventeen Lamb were found in the outside livestock unloading area with no water or container. At approx. 1030 hours the livestock hauler delivered and unloaded the Nine Roasting Pigs and seventeen Lamb. A Regulatory Control Action was taken as per 9 CFR 500.2 (a)(4), inhumane handling or slaughter of livestock. U.S. Reject Tag # B35 688641, # B35 688642 and # B35 688646 were applied to each livestock pen and livestock unloading area. Immediately informed [redacted] slaughter supervisor verbally of the noncompliance with 9 CFR 313.2(e) which requires that water be available at all times, and that animals held longer than 24 hours have access to feed and of the regulatory control action taken. "See continuation Sheet" Plant personnel were informed of the regulatory control action taken and that the regulatory control action will remain in place until the establishment implements the appropriate immediate and further preventive actions that ensure compliance with 9 CFR part 313.2(e). The Establishment Vice President, Mr. [redacted] was additionally informed verbally and in writing with this Noncompliance Record. The Establishment had taken immediate corrective actions of providing water to all livestock. At approx. 1100 hours Mr. [redacted] Plant Vice President responded verbally within preventive measures to help ensure water is available to livestock at all times. The regulatory control action was removed at approx. 1102 hours. Failure to meet these regulatory requirements can lead to enforcement actions as described in 9 CFR Part 500.4. You are hereby advised of your right to appeal this decision as delineated by 306.5 and/or 381.35 of 9CFR.


313.2(e) Animals shall have access to water in all holding pens and, if held longer than 24 hours, access to feed. There shall be sufficient room in the holding pen for animals held overnight to lie down.


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