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Humane Handling Quarterly Report for the 12-Month Period Ending June 30, 2012

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 June 30, 2012.

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 August 1, 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 June 30, 2012, there were 157,477 Humane Handling 04C02 procedures performed (Table 1). During this time, the percent of noncompliance rate was 0.40%, identical to the 0.40% for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2011.

Suspensions
There were 78 inhumane handling suspensions at 63 FSIS facilities with an overall NR rate of 0.99% for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012, compared to 63 inhumane handling suspensions at 50 FSIS facilities with an overall NR rate of 0.57% for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2011 (Table 2). From the 63 suspended facilities, 3 establishments had 3 suspensions and 9 establishments had 2 suspensions (OPEER suspension data).

Time Spent on HATS Activities
For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012, the total HATS time was 300,371 hours in 805 FSIS livestock slaughter plants, compared to 320,108 hours for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2011 in 791 FSIS livestock slaughter plants (Table 3). The time spent by Public Health Veterinarians (PHV) was 190,401 hours compared to 109,971 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 June 30, 2012, the following was identified: Livestock heads slaughtered ranged from 2,494,969 in 566 very small plants to 126,462,155 in 62 large plants; the percent noncompliance rate was 0.28% for large plants, .37% for small plants, and 0.49% for very small plants. The HATS time per 04C02 procedure performed ranged from 2.68 hours per 04C02 procedure performed in large plants to 1.19 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 June 30, 2012, the noncompliance percent rate by district ranged from 0.12% in Lawrence, to 0.90% in Albany. For the same time period, the noncompliance rate per 100,000 livestock heads slaughtered ranged from 0.10 in both Des Moines and Lawrence to 23.32 in Albany (Table 5).

Overall, for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012, livestock head slaughtered increased when compared to the 12-month period ending June 30, 2011. Also, the overall HATS time decreased from 320,108 hours to 300,371 hours. However, the number of 04C02 procedures increased from 126,522 to 157,477. While the number of noncompliances increased from 512 to 624, the overall noncompliance rate remained unchanged at .40%.


Table 1: Total 04C02 Procedures Performed from 7/1/2011 to 06/30/2012

Quarter Total Performed Noncompliant Percent Noncompliant
FY11Q4 33,651 130 0.39%
FY12Q1 38,109 163 0.43%
FY12Q2 42,437 181 0.43%
FY12Q3 43,280 150 0.35%
FY11Q4-FY12Q3 Total 157,477 624 0.40%
 
FY10Q4-FY11Q3 Total 126,431 512 0.40%


Table 2: Total 04C02 Procedures Performed in FSIS Facilities Suspended for Inhumane Handling from 7/1/2011 to 06/30/2012

Quarter Suspension Initiation Total Performed Noncompliant Percent Noncompliant
FY11Q4 21 3,337 37 1.11%
FY12Q1 22 4,189 46 1.10%
FY12Q2 12 5,016 55 1.10%
FY12Q3 23 4,951 35 0.71%
FY11Q4-FY12Q3 Total 78 17,493 173 0.99%
 
FY10Q4-FY11Q3 Total 63 11,758 67 0.57%

 

Table 3. PHV and Non-PHV Time Spent on HATS activities by FSIS personnel from 7/1/2011 to 06/30/2012

Quarter PHV Time Non-PHV Time Total Time
FY11Q4 43,043 36,297 79,340
FY12Q1 44,398 29,397 73,794
FY12Q2 49,895 21,708 71,603
FY12Q3 53,065 22,569 75,634
FY11Q4-FY12Q3 Total 190,401 109,971 300,371
Staff Years* 92 53 144
 
FY10Q4-FY11Q3 Total 154,324 165,785 320,108
Staff Years* 74 80 154

*1 staff year equivalent = 2,080 hours


Table 4: Number of Federally Inspected Livestock Slaughter Facilities by Plant Size** from 7/1/2011 to 06/30/2012, 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 62 126,462,155 10 0.16 42,841 121 0.282% 114,760 2.68
Small 177 18,720,644 18 0.10 46,643 173 0.371% 104,602 2.24
Very Small 566 2,494,969 50 0.09 67,993 330 0.485% 81,010 1.19
FY11Q4-FY12Q3 Total 805 147,677,768 78 0.10 157,477 624 0.396% 300,371 1.91
 
FY10Q4-FY11Q3 Total 791 144,753,180 63 0.08 126,357 510 0.404% 320,108 2.53

**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 7/1/2011 to 06/30/2012 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 31 4,628,746 31,025 24,603 9,352 53 0.57% 1.15
15 Denver 102 6,316,700 32,517 29,226 17,892 43 0.24% 0.68
20 Minneapolis 45 16,233,143 10,894 6,047 9,681 76 0.79% 0.47
25 Des Moines 53 44,737,618 35,311 18,598 19,238 45 0.23% 0.10
30 Lawrence 60 14,652,756 22,761 18,464 11,408 14 0.12% 0.10
35 Springdale 16 5,926,346 5,026 696 2,476 11 0.44% 0.19
40 Dallas 44 7,172,383 29,885 26,437 11,583 32 0.28% 0.45
45 Madison 51 3,119,011 20,686 16,983 7,713 51 0.66% 1.64
50 Chicago 59 20,909,787 21,503 7,100 12,732 30 0.24% 0.14
60 Philadelphia 101 4,502,694 20,417 17,179 15,911 51 0.32% 1.13
65 Albany 56 347,313 7,729 7,693 9,040 81 0.90% 23.32
75 Beltsville 45 2,656,265 4,752 3,642 6,447 38 0.59% 1.43
80 Raleigh 65 14,885,714 26,019 12,173 10,811 66 0.61% 0.44
85 Atlanta 48 696,095 17,445 15,040 6,805 25 0.37% 3.59
90 Jackson 29 893,197 14,406 5,640 6,388 8 0.13% 0.90
FY11Q4-FY12Q3 Total 805 147,677,768 300,371 209,518 157,477 624 0.40% 0.42
 
FY10Q4-FY11Q3 Total 794 144,755,833 320,108 225,037 126,522 512 0.40% 0.35
Last Modified Jul 15, 2013