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  • Billye Thompson
    Poultry News House of Raeford chicken plant shut down for sanitation violations by Ann Bagel on 4/1/05 for Meatingplace.com Ongoing sanitation violations at
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      Poultry News

      House of Raeford chicken plant shut down for sanitation violations

      by Ann Bagel on 4/1/05 for Meatingplace.com



      Ongoing sanitation violations at the House of Raeford Farms chicken
      slaughter plant in Arcadia, La., have prompted the Food Safety and
      Inspection Service district office in Springdale, Ark., to suspend
      operations there.

      According to a letter addressed to plant manager Larry Anders
      obtained by Meatingplace.com through KSLA-TV, the facility has a
      history of failing to comply with existing Sanitation Performance
      Standards, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures and the Hazard
      Analysis Critical Control Point program dating back to May 2004.
      Specific violations include unsanitary employee hygiene and product
      handling practices, ceiling leaks, inadequate control of
      condensation and unsatisfactory measures to control salmonella and
      E. coli.

      FSIS spokesman Matt Baun confirmed that operations were suspended at
      the plant as of March 28, and the facility is still closed. "The
      ball is in the plant's court now," Baun told
      Meatingplace.com. "Corrective actions will need to be taken before
      operations can be resumed, and we will need to be assured that the
      situation has been rectified."

      A spokeswoman at the House of Raeford corporate office in Raeford,
      N.C., declined to comment about the Arcadia plant.
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