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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jan 2011

Code: 04C04
Violation: 381.65(b), 381.90

Citation: On the second shift slaughter on 01/13/2011, nine birds were condemned as cadavers in the evisceration department. Each of the condemned birds had bloody viscera, blood within the body cavity, subcutaneous vasodilatation (redness of the skin), and neck engorged with blood. Majority of these birds were found within the last half of the shift. During second USDA Inspector relief break (starting at 19:45 hours), Inspector [redacted] found three cadavers within a ten minute time frame and I found two and the remainder were pulled by the line inspectors. General Production Manager [redacted] and/or Evisceration Supervisor were notified at each occurrence. This establishment is not in compliance with 9 CFR 381.65(b) and 381.90. No corrective actions or preventive measures were taken. No live birds were observed entering the scald tank. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative action. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The linked NRs are currently under appeal process review and no corrective actions have been implemented. NR: 9-2011 dated 1/11/2011; NR: 4-2011 dated 1/6/2011; NR: 3-2011 dated 1/5/2011


381.65(b) Poultry must be slaughtered in accordance with good commercial practices in a manner that will result in thorough bleeding of the carcasses and ensure that breathing has stopped prior to scalding. Blood from the killing operation must be confined to a relatively small area.

381.90 Carcasses of poultry showing evidence of having died from causes other than slaughter shall be condemned.


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