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: 18 Apr 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.4(b), 416.1, 416.13(c), 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 the overhead boneless breast product conveyors in Cone Deboning, I found dried yellow product residues remained on the direct product contact surfaces of the most of the flaps on conveyors 1 Area included the curved portions of the flaps that help convey product up the incline, measuring approximately 4 inches. I also found conveyors 3 4 had dried product residues across some of the flaps, as well as numerous (too numerous to count) meat and fat scraps scattered throughout the inside surfaces of the belt; especially near the incline portions. Based on this insanitary condition and potential for product contamination, I initiated a regulatory control action with the application of U.S. Reject tag #B34292544 at 0643 hours. Gwen Smack, Sanitation Supervisor and Sanitation Superintendent were immediately notified and observed the noncompliance at 0643 hours Regulatory control was relinquished at 0716 hours after conveyors were recleaned, reinspected and found acceptable. I reviewed the Pre-Operational SSOP Inspection Form and found Area 5, Unit 54 Overhead Belts were included in the random inspection and area was relased at 6:20. Product was not affected by the above cited noncompliance. Regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b), and 416.1 were not met as well as SSOP procedures found on page 1, section 1. , 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:

416.4(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.

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

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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