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Address: 5190 Main St, South Fallsburg, NY 12779
Establishment No.: p18414

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jun 2012

Code: 03C02
Violation: 381.65(a)

Citation: At 1127, while performing a Raw Intact HACCP review and observation task, I was at the small chiller and observed a stainless steel curved rod, attached to a chicken, floating in the chiller in a bobbing motion as it progressed toward the exit end of the chiller. As the chicken with the metal rod approached a narrow space between a fin blade of the chiller and the outer hull, I called a plant employee, who removed what has now been identified by the plant as a rework hook, (common name: Shepard’s hook), and the chicken it was attached to. The rework hook is approximately three, (3) foot long with curves, hooks, of about five, (5) inches across on both ends. I immediately notified [redacted], Pack-Out Supervisor; [redacted] Second Processing Manager; and Dr. [redacted] SPHV, who immediately notified [redacted] Plant Manager, by telephone. Regulatory control was taken at the chiller, affixing USDA Reject/Retain tag B40954074. As the chickens exited the chiller, they were placed into three, (3), separate vats consequtively; and those vats were placed under regulatory control affixing USDA Reject/Retain tags B40954071, B40954068, and B39443334 respectively. Quality Control Assistant Supervisor [redacted] arrived and affixed Establishment Quality Assurance Retain tags in addition to the USDA Reject/Retain tags. The rework hook was given to Mr. [redacted] The chiller was drained, cleaned, and re-sanitized before regulatory control was released. The chickens in the three, (3), vats were removed from the original vats, reworked, and placed into different vats without permission, supervision, or notice, and prior to USDA releasing regulatory control. The USDA Reject/Retain tags on the original vats were removed by [redacted] Quality Control Director at this establishment, and moved to the new vats of reworked chicken. At this point, I determined that we had lost control of the affected product and Ms. [redacted] was informed of the nature of the tags in relation to retained product, both verbally and in writing via MOI JY10010064315G. Affected product for the purposes of identification will remain all product produced on June 14, 2012, up to and including the hour of 1300, June 14, 2012.


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.


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