Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can
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Empire Kosher Poultry
Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015
USDA Inspection Report: 15 Sep 2011
Citation: At approximately 1059 hours, while performing Poultry Zero Tolerance check on chicken carcasses from the Meyn Line, I observed fecal on one of the ten birds randomly selected from the line. The fecal was located on the inside breast cavity of the carcass and was aproximately 1/4" in diameter from each spot. There was also a fecal smear on the upper inside breast cavity. The color was brown and semi-paste like. Since there were no employees between me and the chicken soaker when I performed this check, it is reasonable to assume the contaminated bird would have entered the chicken soaker in violation of regulation 381.65(e), as well as the plant's HACCP plan, Chicken Slaughter CCP # 1. The line was immediately stopped and Mr. (First Processing Superintendent) and Mr. (Chicken Evisceration Supervisor) was notified.
381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.