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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2011

Code: 04C04
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: At approximately 1710 hours, I notified Evisceration Supervisor Eric Fowler of my Finished Product Standards test results for evisceration line # [redacted] which included three whole oil glands and one partial oil gland out of 10 birds. The subgroup total for processing nonconformances was 25 which was below the absolute limit of 30. Maintenance personnel were summoned by Mr. [redacted] to check the oil gland cutter. I observed maintenance adjusting the oil gland cutter for awhile before leaving the area. At approximately 2100 hours while performing a zero tolerance fecal check on line # [redacted] I observed six partial oil glands out of 10 birds. I observed numerous birds on the evisceration line in the prechill area with oil gland still present indicating the process was out of control. In order to prevent adulterated product from proceeding to the chiller, I took a regulatory control action and stopped the evisceration line until the supervisor, [redacted] arrived and was notified. Mr. [redacted] positioned two plant employees on the line, after the malfunctioning oil gland cutter, who attempted to trim the oil glands from the tails manually with scissors as the birds proceeded down the line. This was ineffective and did nothing to address the affected product downstream on the evisceration line. Subsequently, the oil gland trimmers were placed at the final trim area and began removing the oil glands by cutting the tails off. I retained 50 birds at the prechill station with oil gland tissue still present, in accordance with 9CFR 381.76(b)(3)(iv)(b). No retain tag was utilized because the affected product was immediately moved to the salvage area for oil gland removal. [redacted] and GPM were notified of the noncompliance and that an NR would be issued. .

Regulation:

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 31 Oct 2011
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