Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors from FAUN Friends Of Animals United
USA Pork Packers Inc

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Oct 2010

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.1

Citation: ***HATS CATEGORY II--TRUCK UNLOADING*** On 14 October 2010, at approximately 0839 hrs, whilst performing an unscheduled ISP procedure code 04C02, Dr [redacted] FLS for the Sunbury Circuit, and I ([redacted] DVM, MRCVS), elected to perform a Humane Activity Tracking (HAT) verification of truck unloading. At the time of our verification activities, no trucks were backed up to the facility. However, we elected to examine the offloading area and, during our examination and analysis of this aforementioned area, we noted the following noncompliance: The door that opens into the offloading area, this door being normally closed, except when opened to unload pigs from a truck, was noted to be sheathed with a surface of sheet metal. This section of sheet metal was observed to be loose, with sharp, jagged, rusty edges. I took immediate regulatory control action And affixed US Rejected/US Retained tag number B39443959 to the noncompliant door. [redacted] Jr was notified of this noncompliance at approximately 0840 hrs. The establishment covered the sharp portions of the sheet metal on this door with a new piece of sheet metal, this being contained to the noncompliant portions of the original section of sheet metal. Additionally, the establishment ground the sharp edges of the metal plate such that the plate now contains rounded edges. I reviewed the establishment's actions, deemed them to be satisfactory, and removed the US Rejected/US Retained tag, at approximately 1048 hrs. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulation: 9 CFR 313.1(a), which states the following: "Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking, and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired."

Regulation:

313.1(a) Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking, and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired.

 

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