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: 22 Mar 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(b), 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(a)

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 Inside Outside Bird Washer #2 on evisceration line I found the nonfood contact surfaces of the overhead drive wheel had a crusty buildup consisting of feathers, fat and grease around the entire top and bottom surfaces. I also observed the water supply pipes directly over the unit also had black grease and spattered product residues. Based on this insanity condition and potential for product contamination, I initiated a regulatory control action with the application of U.S. Reject tag #B34292521 at 0432 hours. Debroah Richards, Sanitation Supervisor was immediately notified and observed the noncompliance at 0432 hours. Regulatory control was relinquished at 0450 hours after unit was recleaned, reinspected and found acceptable. Then while inspecting the back up washer on evisceration line I observed an overhead box fan cage and supporting chains that were extremely rusty. Based on this insanitary condition unit was rejected for use with U.S. Reject tag #B34292541 at 0440 hours. Sanitation Supervisor and Maintenance Supervisor were immediately notified and observed the noncompliance at 0440 hours. Maintenance covered the rusty overhead structures with plastic as a temporary measure and regulatory control was relinquished at 0453 hours. Then while inspecting the marination incline product conveyor in the marination room, I found numerous, (too numerous to count), paint flakes measuring from pinpoint to 1/4 inch in size on the direct product surfaces of the product conveyor as well as the inside and outside stainless side walls. This conveyor is in close proximity to an adjacent wall that had flaking paint. I also observed a whole wing flat remained in the drip pan directly under the conveyor. Based on this insanitary condition and potential for product contamination I initiated a regulatory control action with the application of U.S. Reject tag #B34292542 at 0700 hours. Sanitation Supervisor was immediately notified and observed the noncompliance at 0700 hours. Regulatory control was relinquished at 0726 hours after maintenance hung plastic along the wall as a temporary measure; unit was recleaned, reinspected, and found acceptable. Product was not affected by the above cited noncompliance. Regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(a), 416.4(b), and 416.1 as well as SSOP procedures found in section 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.

Regulation:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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.

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.

416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

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