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

USDA Inspection Report: 19 Jun 2012

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

Citation: At 0533 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 the inspection station in the Evisceration Department, and I found noncompliance as follows:- At station 2/1 I conducted a test at 0533 hrs, and the total nonconformance weight was 28 which exceeds the limit of 24 and requires retesting. Also, there were 3 occurrences of "parts inside" (specifically pieces of liver) which exceeds the limit of 2 occurrences for any individual category and is also a basis for failure and retesting. As part of the test I also timed the speed of the line and observed that it was over [redacted] birds per minute. I performed a retest at 0543 hrs and observed that the line speed had been reduced to [redacted] birds per minute, and the total nonconformance weight was 6 which is passing. [redacted] and [redacted] were notified of the findings for the initial test and retest as described above. I also notified [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. In addition, the maximum allowed line speed for SIS-2 (this establishment's line configuration) is [redacted] birds per minute. Therefore by exceeding this limit as described above, the establishment has also failed to comply with 9 CFR 381.76(b)(3)(ii)(b) which contains these limits.I also reviewed the noncompliance records for this establishment and observed that 2 similar noncompliance records have been issued within the past 2 weeks 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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