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USA Pork Packers Inc

Address: 328 South Wyoming St, Hazelton, PA 18201
Establishment No.: m20760

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Jul 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 314.3

Citation: On 26 July 2010, at approximately 1420 hrs, whilst performing an unscheduled ISP procedure code 06D01 (Facilities & Equipment), the following noncompliance was identified: The Mopac truck had backed up to the back of the facility to pick up the carcasses of four swine. Three swine remained just to the rear of the truck and one had already been dragged to the lifting mechanism on the back of the truck. None of the four swine had been slashed and denatured by the Barns Man, [redacted] despite this being one of the functions of his job. I took immediate regulatory control action and affixed US Rejected/US Retained tag number B39443957 to the swine that was laying on the lifting mechanism on the back of the Mopac truck. [redacted] Jr, was notified of the noncompliance by approximately 1425 hrs. The establishment slashed and denatured the four swine carcasses in my presence. This was accomplished by approximately 1445 hrs, at which point the US Rejected/US Retained tag was removed and the area was released. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulation: 9 CFR 314.3(a), which states the following: "Disposition of condemned products at official establishments having no tanking facilities. (a) Carcasses, parts of carcasses, and other products condemned at an official establishment which has no facilities for tanking shall, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section or elsewhere in this part, be destroyed in the presence of an inspector by incineration, or denatured with crude carbolic acid, or cresylic disinfectant, or a formula consisting of one part FD&C No. 3 green coloring, 40 parts water, 40 parts liquid detergent, and 40 parts oil of citronella or any other proprietary material approved by the Administrator in specific cases. When such product is to be denatured, it shall be freely slashed before the denaturing agent is applied, except that, in the case of dead animals that have not been dressed, the denaturant may be applied by injection. The denaturant must be deposited in all portions of the carcass or product to the extent necessary to preclude its use for food purposes." This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with this regulatory requirement could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

314.3(a) Carcasses, parts of carcasses, and other products condemned at an official establishment which has no facilities for tanking shall, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section or elsewhere in this part, be destroyed in the presence of an inspector by incineration, or denatured with crude carbolic acid, or cresylic disinfectant, or a formula consisting of one part FD&C No. 3 green coloring, 40 parts water, 40 parts liquid detergent, and 40 parts oil of citronella or any other proprietary material approved by the Administrator in specific cases. When such product is to be denatured, it shall be freely slashed before the denaturing agent is applied, except that, in the case of dead animals that have not been dressed, the denaturant may be applied by injection. The denaturant must be deposited in all portions of the carcass or product to the extent necessary to preclude its use for food purposes.

 

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