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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Jun 2012

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

Citation: At 0723 hours I conducted an inspection of the Presentation standards as found on FSIS Form 6510-1. I inspected a sample of 10 birds for outside errors, and a separate sample of 10 birds for inside errors just as they reached each inspection station on each line in the Evisceration Department, and I found noncompliance as follows:Except where noted, the line speed was [redacted] birds per minute during the first test at each station, which is the maximum allowed line speed for this establishment's inspection system.- At station 2/1 I conducted a test at 0723 hrs, and the total nonconformance weight was 32 which exceeds the limit of 24 for this first test and requires retesting. A retest was performed at 0738 hrs and the total nonconformance weight was 21 which is passing.- At station 4/1 I conducted a test at 0733 hrs, and the total nonconformance weight was 40 which exceeds the limit of 24 and requires an immediate line speed reduction of 10%. At 0745 hrs I confirmed the line speed had been reduced to [redacted] birds per minute and conducted a retest, and the total nonconformance weight was 28 which exceeds the limit of 24. Since this was a retest, an additional line speed reduction was required. At 0755 hrs I confirmed the line speed had been reduced again to [redacted] birds per minute and conducted a second retest, and the total nonconformance weight was 21 which is passing.- At station 4/2 I conducted a test at 0749 hrs, and the total nonconformance weight was 27 which exceeds the limit of 24 for this test and requires retesting. It is also notable that at this time, the line speed had already been reduced to [redacted] birds per minute due to the prior failures at station 4/1. I conducted a retest at 0759 hrs, and the total nonconformance weight was 13 which is passing. [redacted] was notified of the findings for each of the tests and retests as described above. I also notified Mr. [redacted] that my findings would be the subject of a noncompliance record.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.I also reviewed the noncompliance records for this establishment and observed that a similar noncompliance record was issued on June 7, 2012 as noted in block 6a above. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

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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