Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Allen Harim Foods, LLC.

Address: 18752 Harbeson Road, Harbeson, DE 19951
Establishment No.: P935

USDA Inspection Report: 07 Oct 2011

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.3(a), 416.1, 416.4(b)

Citation: This morning while performing pre-operational sanitation inspection prior to the start of operations and after the plants Sanitation SOP procedures I observed the following noncompliance: After the QA Tech had inspected and released Area 4 at 0635 hours, including the sizer belts, I noticed an odor in the vicinity of the associated chain guards that may indicate accumulations of product residues within the equipment that has not had a regular cleaning. These drive chains and guards attach to the sides of the product conveyors and were not removed for inspection. I requested the covers at the top of the belts removed and found a gross buildup of product residues packed at least 2 inches thick inside and around the chains and covers. I then requested all of the chain guards removed and found the same insanitary conditions. Based on this insanitary condition and the potential for direct product contamination, I initiated a regulatory control action, rejecting the unit for use with U.S. Reject tag #B34292505 at 0638 hours. Sanitation Superintendent was notified and observed the nonfood contact surfaces had not been cleaned at a frequency to preclude the buildup of product residues to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product. Equipment was not maintained to ensure all surfaces and parts are capable of being cleaned. Regulatory control was relinquished at 0711 hours after the unit was cleaned, sanitized, reinspected and found acceptable. Product was not affected by the above cited noncompliance. Regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.1, 416.3(a), 416.4(b) were not met. Assistant Plant Manager is hereby notified in writing of the plant’s failure to comply with regulatory requirements and that a regulatory control action was taken as per 9 CFR 500.2(a)(1)(b). Effective measures must be implemented and documented to prevent recurrence. This document serves as written notification that your continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4.

Regulation:

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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