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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 7 May 2012

Code: 04A06
Violation: 381.65(a), 381.84

Citation: At approximately 2040 hours, when I was conducting Finished Product Standard verification process in Evisceration department on line # after the final wash station, I found more than(20) twenty birds with split tail (which is the mark for Airsacculitis) were incompletely vacuumed according to regulation 9CFR 381.84 for Airsacculitis. I stopped the line and the birds were shown to Mr. Evisceration Department Supervisor and I informed Mr. General Production Manager. The corrective action was taken immediately. At approximately 2110 hours, I reinspected both lines after the final wash stations and found the process under control. The establishment failed to comply with regulatory requirement of 9CFR 381.84 and 9 CFR 381.65(a). This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action according to 9 CFR 500.


381.65(a) Operations and procedures involving the processing, other handling, or storing of any poultry product must be strictly in accord with clean and sanitary practices and must be conducted in a manner that will result in sanitary processing, proper inspection, and the production of poultry and poultry products that are not adulterated.

381.84 Carcasses of poultry with evidence of extensive involvement of the air sacs with airsacculitis or those showing airsacculitis along with systemic changes shall be condemned. Less affected carcasses may be passed for food after complete removal and condemnation of all affected tissues including the exudate.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 15 May 2012
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