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

USDA Inspection Report: 22 Jul 2011

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

Citation: At 1613 hours, I performed ISP 06D02, Presentation test, at inspection station #1 of evisceration line # [redacted] I obtained the result of 3 birds with viscera not uniform, 2 birds with opening cut defect, and 2 birds with parts inside for a 10-bird total nonconformance weight of 28. At 1615 hours at inspection station #2 of evisceration line # [redacted] I obtained the result of 2 birds with viscera on shackle, 1 bird with no viscera, 2 birds with opening cut defect, 1 bird not reflected, and 1 bird with contamination inside for a total weight of 46, which indicated the process was out of control. Evisceration Supervisor [redacted] was notified and shown the results. I took a regulatory control action and requested that Mr. [redacted] reduce the line speed 10% immediately from birds per minute (bpm) to [redacted] bpm . There was a delay of several minutes in obtaining the proper line speed. After corrective actions were taken, I performed a retest at 1636 hours at inspection station #1 of evisceration line # [redacted] which passed with a total weight of 4. However, at 1640 hours at station #2, I obtained the result of 1 bird with contamination on viscera, 1 bird with viscera on shackle, 1 bird with no viscera and 1 bird with opening cut defect for a total weight of 35. The line speed was subsequently reduced another 10% to [redacted] bpm. The presenter was removed from station #2. Once again, there was a delay of several minutes in obtaining the proper line speed. At 1659 hours I performed another retest at station #1 of the same line which resulted in 1 bird with no viscera, 1 bird with opening cut defect, 1 bird not reflected, and 1 bird with contamination inside for a total of 29 which indicated inadequate process control. The line speed was reduced another 10% to [redacted] bpm. Subsequently, rechecks of the line were performed at 1715 hours, 1729 hours, 1837 hours after lunch break, and 1938 hours which all passed. Operations were temporary halted at approximately 1850 hours because the plant ran out of chickens. Upon each successful retest, Mr. [redacted] was notified the line speed was permitted to be increased by 10%. After this last check the line speed was [redacted] bpm. At 2158 hours, after another interruption to operations due to the lack of chickens, another recheck of the line passed and the line speed was able to be set at [redacted] bpm. Presentation that is not in compliance with regulatory requirements interferes with post mortem inspection by the Food Inspectors and may result in incorrect disposition of product. 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) 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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