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Humane Handling Quarterly Report for the 12-Month Period Ending December 31, 2011

 

United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service - Office of Field Operations (FSIS – OFO)

Overview
This report provides an overview of humane handling (HH) and slaughter procedures (04C02) performed by FSIS inspection program personnel (IPP) in Federally Inspected livestock slaughter facilities. Also included is information on noncompliance records (NR) issued for inhumane handling, HH verification time recorded in the FSIS Humane Handling Activity Tracking System (HATS), FSIS slaughter data, and inhumane handling suspensions for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011.

The FSIS - Data Analysis and Integration Group (DAIG) extracted data on inspection activities, slaughter totals, and HH time from the FSIS Data Warehouse including data from establishments converted to PHIS. This data was extracted February 13, 2012. The suspension data was provided by FSIS' Office of Program Evaluation, Enforcement and Review (OPEER).

Humane Handling Procedures Performed
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, there were 134,787 Humane Handling 04C02 procedures performed. (Table 1). During this time, the percent of noncompliance rate was 0.40%, compared to 0.47% for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010.

Suspensions
There were 68 inhumane handling suspensions at 54 FSIS facilities with an overall NR rate of 0.92% for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, compared to 76 inhumane handling suspensions at 63 FSIS facilities with an overall NR rate of 0.82% for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010 (Table 2). From the 54 suspended facilities, 3 establishments had 3 suspensions and 8 establishments had 2 suspensions (OPEER suspension data).

Time Spent on HATS Activities
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the total HATS time was 307,205 hours in 809 FSIS livestock slaughter plants, compared to 305,772 hours for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010 in 796 FSIS livestock slaughter plants (Table 3). The time spent by Public Health Veterinarians (PHV) was 162,982 hours compared to 144,223 hours by non-PHV inspection personnel.

Plant Size Comparison of Livestock Facilities, Head Slaughtered, Procedures Performed and HATS Activities
When breaking down the slaughter, 04C02 procedures, and HATS time data by Plant Size for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the following was identified: livestock heads slaughtered ranged from 2,409,299 in 560 very small plants to 124,037,377 in 64 large plants; the percent noncompliance rate was 0.34% for large plants, .44% for small plants, and 0.41% for very small plants. The HATS time per 04C02 procedure performed ranged from 3.66 hours per 04C02 procedure performed in large plants to 1.31 hours per 04C02 procedure performed in very small plants (Table 4).

District Comparison of Livestock Facilities, Head Slaughtered, Procedures Performed and HATS Activities
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the noncompliance percent rate by district ranged from 0.23% in Lawrence to 0.76% in Madison. For the same time period, the noncompliance rate per 100,000 livestock heads slaughtered ranged from 0.09 in Des Moines to 10.95 in Albany (Table 5).

Overall, for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, livestock head slaughtered dropped slightly when compared to the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010. However, the overall HATS time increased from 305,772 hours to 307,205 hours, the number of 04C02 procedures increased from 125,567 to 134,787 hours, and the number of noncompliances decreased from 595 to 542. The overall noncompliance rate showed a decreased from .47% to .40%.


Table 1: Total 04C02 Procedures Performed from 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011.

Quarter Total Performed Noncompliant Percent Noncompliant
FY11Q2 30,262 121 0.40%
FY11Q3 32,787 119 0.36%
FY11Q4 33,644 135 0.40%
FY12Q1 38,094 167 0.44%
FY11Q2- FY12Q1 Total 134,787 542 0.40%
 
FY10Q2- FY11Q1 Total 125,567 595 0.47%


Table 2: Total 04C02 Procedures Performed in FSIS Facilities Suspended for Inhumane Handling from 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011.

Quarter Suspension Initiation Total Performed Noncompliant Percent Noncompliant
FY11Q2 12 2,893 21 0.73%
FY11Q3 12 3,383 27 0.80%
FY11Q4 21 3,313 31 0.94%
FY12Q1 23 4,367 50 1.14%
FY11Q2- FY12Q1 Total 68 13,956 129 0.92%
 
FY10Q2- FY11Q1 Total 76 13,733 112 0.82%

 

Table 3. PHV and Non-PHV Time Spent on HATS activities by FSIS personnel from 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011.

Quarter PHV Time Non-PHV Time Total Time
FY11Q2 37,573 41,921 79,494
FY11Q3 39,200 37,309 76,509
FY11Q4 42,666 36,187 78,852
FY12Q1 43,543 28,807 72,350
FY11Q2- FY12Q1 Total 162,982 144,223 307,205
Staff Years* 78 69 148
 
FY10Q2- FY11Q1 Total 142,928 162,845 305,772
Staff Years* 69 78 147

*1 staff year equivalent = 2,080 hours


Table 4: Number of Federally Inspected Livestock Slaughter Facilities by Plant Size** from 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011, including: Head Slaughtered, Inhumane Handling Suspensions, 04C02 Procedures, and HATS Time.

Size Livestock Slaughter Facilities Livestock Head Slaughtered Inhumane Handling Suspensions Suspensions / Livestock Facilities Total 04C02
Performed
04C02
Non-
compliant
Percent Non-
compliant
Total HATS in Hours HATS (hours) per 04C02 Performed
Large 64 124,037,377 14 0.22 31,471 106 0.337% 115,309 3.66
Small 185 18,580,953 16 0.09 41,818 183 0.438% 111,274 2.66
Very Small 560 2,409,299 38 0.07 61,498 253 0.411% 80,623 1.31
FY11Q2- FY12Q1 Total 809 145,027,629 68 0.08 134,787 542 0.402% 307,205 2.28
 
FY10Q2- FY11Q1 796 146,865,576 76 0.10 125,567 595 0.47% 305,772 2.44

**Large—establishments with 500 or more employees; Small—establishments with 10 or more but fewer than 500 employees; very small— establishments with fewer than 10 employees.


Table 5: Total Count of Federally Inspected Livestock Slaughter Facilities and 04C02 Procedure Results and HATS Time from 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011by FSIS District, including Livestock Head Slaughtered, and Noncompliant by Livestock Heads Slaughtered.

District Livestock Slaughter Facilities Livestock Head Slaughtered HATS Time in Livestock Facilities HATS Time in Cattle Facilities Total 04C02 Performed 04C02
Non-
compliant
Percent Non-
compliant
NRs per 100,000 Livestock Head Slaughtered
05 Alameda 31 4,711,981 30,636 24,316 7204 35 0.49% 0.74
15 Denver 103 6,323,308 34,601 31,069 15930 44 0.28% 0.70
20 Minneapolis 48 16,144,965 11,295 6,144 7800 58 0.74% 0.36
25 Des Moines 56 44,264,022 35,031 17,929 15214 41 0.27% 0.09
30 Lawrence 61 14,694,778 25,413 21,116 9460 22 0.23% 0.15
35 Springdale 15 5,709,773 5,239 614 1982 12 0.61% 0.21
40 Dallas 46 7,416,254 30,298 26,232 10329 40 0.39% 0.54
45 Madison 52 3,218,878 21,536 17,595 6737 51 0.76% 1.58
50 Chicago 55 20,110,072 22,766 8,626 11235 27 0.24% 0.13
60 Philadelphia 104 4,327,670 21,371 17,651 14059 40 0.28% 0.92
65 Albany 55 347,170 7,802 7,760 7817 38 0.49% 10.95
75 Beltsville 43 2,546,479 4,266 3,408 5809 39 0.67% 1.53
80 Raleigh 65 13,640,968 26,001 12,191 10879 56 0.51% 0.41
85 Atlanta 45 689,284 17,226 14,597 5388 23 0.43% 3.34
90 Jackson 30 882,027 13,726 5,603 4944 16 0.32% 1.81
FY11Q2- FY12Q1 Total 809 145,027,629 307,205 214,849 134,787 542 0.40% 0.37
 
FY10Q2- FY11Q1 Total 796 146,865,576 305,772 205,790 125,567 595 0.47% 0.41
Last Modified Jul 15, 2013