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Matkin's Meat Processors, Inc.

Address: 9683 Kerr's Chapel Rd. Gibsonville, NC 27240
Establishment No.: m7975

Enforcement Report: May 17, 2013

NOTICE of REINSTATED SUSPENSION HELD in ABEYANCE:

On May 14,2013, your establishment received official notification from the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), ofthe suspension ofthe assignment ofFSIS inspectors for slaughter operations at Matkins Meat Processors, Inc., Est. 07975--M. The decision to suspend inspection at your establishment was based on the determination, by FSIS that your establishment failed to slaughter and handle animals humanely.

On May 16, 2013, you provided FSIS with proposed responses to the suspension action. Your responses outlined written corrective and preventive measures to bring your establishment into compliance with humane handling of livestock requirements and to achieve compliance with the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C 603), the Humane Methods of Slaughter act of 1978 (HMSA) (7 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.), and regulations {9 CFR part 313.2(f), 313.16, 313.15 and 313.50 (c)}.

Based on your submitted written assurances, you were verbally informed that the suspension ofthe assignment of inspectors for slaughter operations at your plant would be held in abeyance effective
May 16, 2013 in accordance with 9 CFR part 500.5 (e).

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