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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Dec 2010

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(a), 381.76(b)

Citation: At 1607 hours, I performed ISP 06D02 , Presentation test, at inspection station #1 of evisceration #4. I obtained the result of one bird with membrane, three birds with opening cut defect, one bird not reflected, and one bird with contamination inside for a 10-bird total nonconformance weight of 13. Three occurrences of one error required a retest. At inspection station #2 of evisceration line # [redacted] at 1611 hours, I obtained the result of two birds with viscera not uniform, two birds with no viscera, one bird with membrane, two birds with opening cut defect, and two birds with parts inside for a total weight of 62. This indicated that the process was out of control.. I notified Evisceration Supervisor [redacted] of the result and I took a regulatory control action by requesting an immediate line speed reduction of 10% from [redacted] to [redacted] birds per minute (bpm). There was a delay of several minutes until the proper line speed was achieved. After corrective actions were taken, a retest was conducted at 1640 hours at inspection station #1 of line # [redacted] which passed with a total weight of 6. At 1645 hours the retest at inspection station #2 of line # [redacted] had the following result: one bird with viscera not uniform, one bird with no viscera, one bird with membrane, and three birds with contamination inside for a total weight of 48 which indicated the process was still not under control. I notified [redacted] and requested an immediate line speed reduction of 10% from [redacted] to [redacted] bpm. Another retest was performed at inspection station #1 of line # [redacted] at 1657 hours which had the result of one bird not reflected, one with parts inside, and two with contamination inside for a total weight of 15. At 1701, a retest at inspection station #2 had the result of two birds with no viscera, one bird not reflected, and one bird with parts inside for a total weight of 43. The process was still not under control. I notified [redacted] and requested an additional line speed reduction of 10% to [redacted] bpm. At 1712 hrs, a retest at inspection station #1 of line # [redacted] had one with viscera on shackle, one opening cut defect, and one not reflected for a total of 11. At 1715 hrs at inspection station #2, there was one with membrane and one with opening cut for a total of 3, indicating process control. [redacted] was notified and the line speed was raised to [redacted] bpm. The lunch break was held from 17 34 hours to 1804 hrs. At 1825 hrs, a retest at inspection station #1 passed with a weight of 1. At 1827 hrs, a retest at station #2 passed with a weight of 6, indicating process control. The line speed was increased to [redacted] bpm. At 1839 hrs, a retest at station #1 had a weight of 4, and at 1842 hrs, a retest at station #2 had a weight of 18, indicating process control. The line speed was raised to [redacted] bpm. At 1935, a retest at station #1 had a weight of 15, and at 1938 hrs, a retest at station #2 had a weight of 23, indicating process control. The line speed was maintained at [redacted] bpm. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

381.76(a) post-mortem inspection shall be made on a bird-by-bird basis on all poultry eviscerated in an official establishment. No viscera or any part thereof shall be removed from any poultry processed in any official establishment, except at the time of post-mortem inspection, unless their identify with the rest of the carcass is maintained in a manner satisfactory to the inspector until such inspection is made. Each carcass to be eviscerated shall be opened so as to expose the organs and the body cavity for proper examination by the inspector and shall be prepared immediately after inspection as readyto- cook poultry. If a carcass is frozen, it shall be thoroughly thawed before being opened for examination by the inspector. Each carcass, or all parts comprising such carcass, shall be examined by the inspector, except for parts that are not needed for inspection purposes and are not intended for human food and are condemned.

381.76(b)(1) There are five systems of postmortem inspection: Streamlined Inspection System (SIS) and the New Line Speed (NELS) Inspection System, both of which shall be used only for broilers and cornish game hens; the New Turkey Inspection (NTI) System, which shall be used only for turkeys; Traditional Inspection; and Ratite Inspection.

 

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