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Empire Kosher Poultry
Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015
USDA Inspection Report: 9 Jan 2012
Citation: The results of presentation tests performed by inspection personnel on the Meyn Maestro chicken evisceration line this morning at about 5:35 am exceeded the process control limit of = 24. Both QA( and management () were informed. The results at inspection stations #1 and #2 were 38 and 34, respectively, requiring correction and retesting by QA personnel. Retests performed by QA exceeded the process control conformance levels for retesting, resulting in two consecutive line speed reductions from the plants normal operating speed of birds per minute (bpm) to bpm. Further retesting by QA met the process control conformance levels for retesting which resulted in line speed increases until process control was achieved at 6:20 am. The requirements of parts 381.76(b)(3)(ii)(a) and 381.76(b)(3)(iii)(b) of 9 CFR were not met.
381.76(b) Presentation: Each inspector shall be flanked by an establishment employee assigned to be the inspector’s helper. The one inspector on the SIS–1 line shall be presented every bird. Each inspector on the SIS–2 line shall be presented every other bird on the line. An establishment employee shall present each bird to the inspector properly eviscerated with the back side toward the inspector and the viscera uniformly trailing or leading. Each inspector shall inspect the inside, viscera, and outside of all birds presented.