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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Apr 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: At 1037 hours I was in the Evisceration Department preparing to select a 10 bird sample from Line # [redacted] at the prechill testing station. However, before I could begin selecting the sample, I observed a bird traveling down the line with what appeared to be intestine (with some brown material exuding from it) trapped between one of the legs and the shackle carrying it. I immediately told an online inspector to stop the line and called for a member of management. With the line stopped I was then able to confirm that the piece of intestine was the end of a cecum approximately 3/4 inches long and the brown material coming from it was a semi-solid chunk of feces approximately 1/2 inch long. [redacted] was present and observed the same. As he removed the bird from the line, the piece of cecum and feces dropped to the floor. Had I not taken regulatory control action to stop the line, this piece of intestine and feces would have instead dropped into the chiller. This is not in compliance with 9 CFR 381.65(e). After the shackle was rinsed, I released the line. The establishment conducted a test on a 10 bird sample at 1043 hours and no further fecal material was observed. In addition I also remained present at this location after the line was started and until the establishment's test was completed, and I observed no further intestines or fecal material on birds passing the prechill testing station.


381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 9 Apr 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 3 Apr 2012

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