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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Jun 2012

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(a), 381.76(b)

Citation: At 0800 hours Frontline Supervisor Tom Urban informed me that he had conducted an inspection of the presentation of carcasses for inspection in the Evisceration Department. I then reviewed the FSIS Form 6510-1 on which he had recorded the results of this inspection and observed that he had found noncompliance with the presentation at each of the 4 inspection stations as follows:- At station 4/1 he had failed at 0721 hours with 4 occurences each of the "Not Reflected" and "Contamination Inside Bird" which, along with 2 other errors, had resulted in a total score of 58. A score at or above 40 requires an immediate line speed reduction, and the line speed was reduced by 10% in accordance with 9 CFR 381.76(b)(3)(ii)(a).- At station 4/2 he had failed at 0723 hours with 4 occurences of "Not Reflected" and along with 2 other errors a total score of 30, both of which are conditions for failing.- At station 2/1 he had failed at 0726 hours with 5 occurences of "Not Reflected" and along with 2 other errors a total score of 26, both of which are conditions for failing.- At station 2/2 he had failed at 0728 hours with 3 occurences of "Not Reflected" which is a condition for failing.In addition, the recorded line speed for each of these tests was [redacted] birds per minute, which is the maximum allowed under the regulations applicable to this establishment's line configuration.Between 0804 hrs and 0817 hrs I conducted retests at each station, and each test received a passing score. I notified [redacted] Evisceration Department Supervisor, of the results. I also informed Mr. [redacted] that a noncompliance record would be issued. The establishment has not complied with 9 CFR 381.76(a) which requires that the organs and body cavity be opened so as to expose them for proper examination by the inspector. The establishment has also failed to comply with 9 CFR 381.76(b)(3)(ii)(a) which requires that optimal conditions, including the manner in which birds are being presented to the inspector for inspection, be maintained as a condition of operating the processing lines at maximum speed.

Regulation:

381.76(a) A post-mortem inspection shall be made on a bird-by-bird basis on all poultry eviscerated in an official establishment. No viscera or any part thereof shall be removed from any poultry processed in any official establishment, except at the time of post-mortem inspection, unless their identify with the rest of the carcass is maintained in a manner satisfactory to the inspector until such inspection is made. Each carcass to be eviscerated shall be opened so as to expose the organs and the body cavity for proper examination by the inspector and shall be prepared immediately after inspection as readyto- cook poultry. If a carcass is frozen, it shall be thoroughly thawed before being opened for examination by the inspector. Each carcass, or all parts comprising such carcass, shall be examined by the inspector, except for parts that are not needed for inspection purposes and are not intended for human food and are condemned.

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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