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

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

Overview
This FY11Q2 report provides an overview of Humane Handling and Slaughter Procedures (04C02) in Federally Inspected facilities. This report also includes noncompliance records (NR), time spent on Humane Handling Activity Tracking System (HATS), FSIS slaughter data, and Inhumane Handling Suspensions for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011.

Data was extracted from the FSIS Data Warehouse on April 27, 2011 for the inspection activities, slaughter totals, and HATS time. The suspension data was received from OPEER and to be used for the OPEER CY10Q4 Quarterly Enforcement Report.

Humane Handling Procedures Performed
For the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011, there were 124,546 Humane Handling 04C02 procedures performed (Table 1). During this time, the percent of noncompliance rate was 0.46%, compared to 0.39% for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2010.

Suspensions
There were 67 inhumane handling suspensions at 53 FSIS facilities with an overall NR rate of 0.63% for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011, compared to 85 inhumane handling suspensions at 68 FSIS facilities with an overall NR rate of 0.70% for the 12 month period ending March 31, 2010 (Table 2). From the 53 suspended facilities, 1 establishment had 4 suspensions, 1 establishment had 3 suspensions, and 9 establishments had 2 suspensions (OPEER suspension data).

Time Spent on HATS Activities
For the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011, the total HATS time was 313,223 hours in 794 FSIS livestock slaughter plants, compared to 291,288 hours for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2010 in 798 FSIS livestock slaughter plants (Table 3). The time spent by Public Health Veterinarians (PHV) was 147,751 hours compared to 165,672 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 March 31, 2011, the following was identified: livestock heads slaughtered ranged from 2,350,802 in 544 very small plants to 126,157,360 in 63 large plants; the percent noncompliance rate ranged from 0.44% in large plants and very small plants to 0.51% in small plants; and the HATS time per 04C02 procedure performed ranged from 4.74 hours per 04C02 procedure performed in large plants to 1.38 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 March 31, 2011, the noncompliance percent rate by district ranged from 0.23% in Denver, to 0.90% in Beltsville. For the same time period, the noncompliance rate per 100,000 livestock heads slaughtered ranged from 0.09 in Des Moines to 9.02 in Albany (Table 5).

Overall, for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011, livestock head slaughtered and total 04C02 procedures performed dropped when compared to the 12-month period ending March 31, 2010. However, the overall HATS time increased from 291,288 hours to 313,223 hours, the number of 04C02 procedures performed noncompliant increased from 504 to 572, and the percent of 04C02 noncompliant increased form 0.39% to 0.46% when compared to the same timeframe.


Table 1: Total 04C02 Procedures Performed from 4/1/2010 to 3/31/2011.

Quarter Total Performed Noncompliant Percent Noncompliant
FY10Q3 31,306 179 0.57%
FY10Q4 32,115 142 0.44%
FY11Q1 31,368 130 0.41%
FY11Q2 29,757 121 0.41%
FY10Q3-FY11Q2 Total 124,546 572 0.46%
 
FY09Q3-FY10Q2 Total 127,644 504 0.39%


Table 2: Total 04C02 Procedures Performed in FSIS Facilities Suspended for Inhumane Handling from 4/1/2010 to 3/31/2011.

Quarter Suspension Initiation Total Performed Noncompliant Percent Noncompliant
FY10Q3 16 3,097 25 0.81%
FY10Q4 23 3,264 21 0.64%
FY11Q1 16 3,203 20 0.62%
FY11Q2 12 3,048 14 0.46%
FY10Q3-FY11Q2 Total 67 12,612 80 0.63%
 
FY09Q3-FY10Q2 Total 85 13,926 98 0.70%
 
 

Table 3. PHV and Non-PHV Time Spent on HATS activities by FSIS personnel from 4/1/2010 to 3/31/2011.

Quarter PHV Time Non-PHV Time Total Time
FY10Q3 33,169 37,791 70,961
FY10Q4 38,237 42,642 80,878
FY11Q1 39,192 44,012 83,204
FY11Q2 36,953 41,227 78,180
FY10Q3-FY11Q2 Total 147,551 165,672 313,223
Staff Years* 71 80 151
 
FY09Q3-FY10Q2 Total 132,755 158,533 291,288
Staff Years* 64 76 140

*1 staff year equivalent = 2,080 hours


Table 4: Number of Federally Inspected Livestock Slaughter Facilities by Plant Size** from 4/1/2010 to 3/31/2011, 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 63 126,157,360 17 0.27 24,870 109 0.44% 117,796 4.74
Small 187 17,723,017 11 0.06 39,778 201 0.51% 113,033 2.84
Very Small 544 2,350,802 39 0.07 59,898 262 0.44% 82,394 1.38
FY10Q3-FY11Q2 Total 794 146,231,179 67 0.08 124,546 572 0.46% 313,223 2.51
 
FY09Q3- FY10Q2 Total 798 148,855,340 85 0.11 127,644 504 0.39% 291,288 2.28

**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 4/1/2010 to 3/31/2011 by 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 30 4,737,265 31,196 23,634 6,674 45 0.67% 0.95
15 Denver 102 6,323,622 36,977 33,077 15,999 37 0.23% 0.59
20 Minneapolis 48 15,946,653 13,204 7,313 7,171 61 0.85% 0.38
25 Des Moines 54 44,679,974 34,366 17,613 12,403 39 0.31% 0.09
30 Lawrence 64 14,566,638 25,018 21,096 8,526 29 0.34% 0.20
35 Springdale 14 5,655,110 4,992 725 1,885 10 0.53% 0.18
40 Dallas 45 7,226,130 29,874 26,121 9,295 48 0.52% 0.66
45 Madison 53 3,169,260 21,246 15,549 6,478 34 0.52% 1.07
50 Chicago 56 19,913,860 24,504 9,609 10,315 34 0.33% 0.17
60 Philadelphia 100 4,489,188 22,345 16,147 12,697 69 0.54% 1.54
65 Albany 55 332,733 7,819 7,366 7,130 30 0.42% 9.02
75 Beltsville 45 2,496,612 4,301 3,118 5,584 50 0.90% 2.00
80 Raleigh 61 15,171,093 27,955 13,133 11,215 49 0.44% 0.32
85 Atlanta 38 652,431 15,292 12,909 5,134 22 0.43% 3.37
90 Jackson 29 870,610 14,136 5,472 4,040 15 0.37% 1.72
FY10Q3-FY11Q2 Total 794 146,231,179 313,223 212,880 124,546 572 0.46% 0.39
 
FY09Q3-FY10Q2 Total 798 148,855,340 291,288 195,319 127,644 504 0.39% 0.34
Last Modified Jul 15, 2013