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: 31 May 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.4(b), 416.1, 416.3(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 gizzard rework table I requested the chain guard covers removed for inspection and found a gross buildup of product residues, including fat, a whole gizzard and a gizzard piece measuring approximately inch in size remained inside the covers and around the chains. These drive chains and guards attach to the sides of the gizzard skinner rollers and were not open for inspection. 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 #B34292565 at 0440 hours. Sanitation Supervisor 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 0455 hours after the unit was cleaned, sanitized, reinspected and found acceptable. Product was not affected by the above cited noncompliance. Then while inspecting the backup gizzard rework table near the chiller I found the same insanitary conditions with fat and a gross accumulation of product debris inside and around the chain cover and chain. Unit was rejected for use with U.S. Reject tag #B34292561. Sanitation Supervisor observed the insanitary condition and was notified of all regulatory actions that were taken as per 9 CFR 500.2(a)(1)(b). Regulatory control was relinquished at 0503 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. 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:

416.4(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.

416.3(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.

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