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: 29 Nov 2011

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.4(a), 416.1

Citation: This morning at start-up, I observed sanitation performance standard noncompliance for sanitary operations. At 0506, I observed small particles of dried up blood (<1/8 in), remnants of poultry meat particles(<1/8 in) and a greasy residual from previous day operation inside and outside the gray parks buckets used for evisceration salvage parts on evisceration line including the final trimmer’s bucket. The buckets were set up at trimmer’s stations ready for use. Ms. (Shift Manager) was notified immediately and all parks buckets on the line ere collected. I proceeded to check evisceration parts buckets on line and they were soiled as well with the same above mentioned substances. All 9 parts buckets were rejected with US reject tag number B 292507. (1st Processing Superintendent) and Mr. (Evisceration Supervisor) were notified as well. No products were affected at this point but birds were on the lines. Evisceration parts are salvaged from carcasses on the lines, and then placed in the icelayered parts buckets during evisceration operations. Once filled the buckets are taken to the salvage station and parts saved. Mr. informed me that employee responsible for cleaning parts buckets at the end of the shift would be disciplined and that he would make sure from now on, parts buckets are cleaned and sanitized before start-up. At 0528, Mr. informed me that all parts buckets were cleaned and sanitized and ready for inspection. I inspected all bucket and they were acceptable. At 0530, evisceration parts buckets were released as well as regulatory control. The requirements of Meat and Poultry Regulation 416.4(a) and 416.4(d) were not met. Mr. Plant Manager in hereby notified in writing with the NR for SPS noncompliance for sanitary operations and advised of the need to implement and document effective preventive measures to prevent recurrence. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as described in 9 CFR Part 500.


416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of 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.

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