§ 381.67Young chicken and squab slaughter inspection rate maximums under traditional inspection procedure.
The maximum number of birds to be inspected by each inspector per minute under the traditional inspection procedure for the different young chicken and squab slaughter line configurations are specified in the following table. These maximum rates will not be exceeded. The inspector in charge will be responsible for reducing production line rates where in the inspector's judgment the prescribed inspection procedure cannot be adequately performed within the time available, either because the birds are not presented by the official establishment in such a manner that the carcasses, including both internal and external surfaces and all organs, are readily accessible for inspection, or because the health conditions of a particular flock dictate a need for a more extended inspection procedure. The standards in 381.170(a) of this part specify which classes of birds constitute young chickens and squabs. Section 381.76(b) specifies when either the traditional inspection procedure or the modified traditional inspection procedure can or must be used.
Maximum Production Line Rates—Chickens and Squabs-Traditional Inspection Procedures
Line configuration 1
Number of inspection stations
Birds per inspector per minute
1 Birds are suspended on the slaughter line at 6-inch intervals. The first number indicates the interval in inches between the birds that each inspector examines. The second number indicates how many of the birds presented, the inspector is to inspect, i.e., “1” means inspect every bird. “4” means inspect every fourth bird, etc.
[47 FR 23435, May 28, 1982, as amended at 66 FR 22905, May 7, 2001]
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