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

USDA Inspection Report: 9 Apr 2012

Code: 04A06
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: At approximately 2134 hours, I was performing my Finished Product Standards on Line # when two of the carcasses of my ten carcass sample, was found with a split tail (Airsacculitis marking system). Upon further observation I found that the Airsacculitis and kidneys had not been removed from the one carcass and that the kidney had not been properly vacuumed out of the other carcass. Which is a failure to complete task as indicated by the marking system. I notified (Evis supervisor) of the automatic failure and then notified the QC technician that a retest was needed for Line # The QC technician started the first retest at 2150 hours and also failed with a carcass with a split tail and kidney still present inside the carcass. I notified of the retest failure. The chilling QC technician was notified that a postchill check with prechill criteria for pathology was needed in the chilling department. The first retest in chilling was taken at 2207 hours and passed with no carcasses found with the pathology criteria. Meanwhile, another retest in Evis was taken at 2207 hours and passed with no carcasses found with the pathology criteria. Another retest was taken at 2212 hours in Evis and also passed. The next two retest in chilling were taken at 2237 hours and 2307 hours and both passed with no pathology found. The last two retest were taken at 2337 hours and 0007 hours and both passed with no pathology found. The was no product retention.

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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