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Tyson Foods

Address: 403 South Custer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557
Establishment No.: p01325

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Sep 2010

Code: 04C04
Violation: 381.65(a)

Citation: On 09/21/2010, DOAs (dead on arrival chicken carcasses) were hung at the live hang, processed in RKP, and presented at post mortem inspection in the evisceration department. At approximately 1420 hours, three DOAs arrived at the post mortem inspection stations on evisceration line # [redacted] and one DOA arrived on line # [redacted] At approximately 1455 hrs, one DOA arrived on evisceration line # [redacted] At approximately 1515 hrs, one DOA arrived at evisceration line # [redacted] At approximately 2125 hrs, one DOA was presented for inspection on line # [redacted] was notified upon each occurrence and shown each DOA. A total of seven DOAs were presented at post mortem inspection during the shift, six of these within a one hour period. DOA carcasses are in varying states of decomposition and can contaminate processing equipment. This is inconsistent with good management practices as stated in 9CFR 381.65(a). This is also in violation of 9CFR 381.71(a) which requires the condemnation of DOAs on ante mortem and prohibits their introduction into the establishment's production areas. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


381.65(a) Operations and procedures involving the processing, other handling, or storing of any poultry product must be strictly in accord with clean and sanitary practices and must be conducted in a manner that will result in sanitary processing, proper inspection, and the production of poultry and poultry products that are not adulterated.


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