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: 06 Mar 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.2(h)(3), 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: While inspecting the USDA condemn barrels in Evisceration I found 5 barrels had cracks and or holes in the bottom. These barrels were set in place at the 7 inspection stations in preparation for USDA condemned carcasses from post mortem inspection. Barrels were not maintained in a good state of repair to avoid creating insanitary conditions. Sanitation Supervisor was immediately notified and observed the noncompliance at 0420 hours. Upon notification, Ms. had the barrels removed from the area. This issue was discussed and documented at the weekly meeting with plant management on 2/23/12. Management was reminded that condemn barrels must be leak proof. Plant response: "Sanitation and evisceration management will remove the damaged USDA barrels." Then while inspecting the Hopper Incline belts in Cut Up at 0636 hours, I found product residues all along the underneath framework and guide bars of both product conveyors. There was a gross accumulation of meat, skin, and fat measuring at least one inch packed under and between hard to reach areas at the ends of the conveyors. Based on these insanitary conditions and potential for product contamination, I initiated a regulatory control action with the application of U.S. Reject tag #B34292522 at 0636 hours. , Sanitation Supervisor was immediately notified and observed the noncompliance. Sanitation Superintendent was also 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 0713 hours after unit was cleaned, sanitized, reinspected and found acceptable. Product was not affected by the above cited noncompliance. Regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.2(h)(3), 416.3(a), 416.4(b), and 416.1 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 failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory and or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4.


416.2(h)(3) Refuse receptacles must be constructed and maintained in a manner that protects against the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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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