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

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Mar 2012

Code: 04A06
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: At 0805 hours I was performing a Finished Product Standards test on a randomly selected sample of 10 birds taken from Line # at the prechill testing location in the Evisceration Department. One of the birds was marked with a split in the tail which, according to the establishment's marking system, is the mark applied to a bird when a USDA Food Inspector at the post-mortem inspection station identifies a bird with airsacculitis requiring removal. However, this bird with the split tail still had some airsacculitis exudate on a membrane attached to the right fat pad at the opening. I immediately notified the QA technician who was present at the time, and he immediately performed a retest. In his 10 bird sample, he also found a bird with a split tail and an airsacculitis lesion on the right fat pad at the opening. At this point, as described in 9 CFR 381.76(b)(3)(iv)(d)(3)(ii), the process was judged to be not in control. Evisceration Department Supervisor was notified of this noncompliance. The establishment conducted another retest at 0817 hours, and in this 10 bird sample there was again a bird with a split tail that had some airsacculitis exudate on a membrane attached to the right fat pad at the opening. The establishment conducted another 2 consecutive rechecks at 0824 and 0830 hours and no additional marked birds with airsacculitis exudate were observed. At this point the process was judged to be in control. Postchill testing of carcasses exiting the chilling system was conducted every 30 minutes at 0821, 0849, 0919, 0950, and 1019 hours and no marked birds with airsacculitis exudate were observed. Therefore no product was held for rework.

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.

 

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