Common Process in Poultry Plants
Created on Mon Apr 23 2018 18:48:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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How poultry plants work
Receiving and killing
Evisceration and inspection
Cutting and deboning
Processing and packout
Sanitation and cleaning
Chickens move along the line from station to station, as workers take the birds from living animal to finished product.
Source: U.S. Government Accountability OfficeInfographic by Huiqi Xu
Presenter: Workers remove the viscera, or the internal organs, from the body cavity and arrange them for USDA inspection.
Cone line feeder: Workers remove the carcasses from the shackles and insert them onto cones on a different line.Tender puller: Workers pull tenders from both sides of a deboned breast.
Box maker: Takes or makes boxes and puts them on the line.Industrial/tractor operator: Drives forklifts or other vehicles to move goods around the facility.Warehouse worker: Loads boxes in and out of coolers and operates forklifts to move loaded pallets onto trucks.
Sanitation/cleaning worker: May work during production or as part of a "third shift" or late night cleaning crew. Often removes machine components to clean equipment.
Live hanger: Workerstake live birds from the line and hang them in shackles:Live Hanger(Source:https://jamanetwork.com/data/Journals/DERM/24789/dob120005f4.png)