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: 12 Jun 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(3), 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: I observed evidence of rodent activity within the evisceration processing area in the areas between lines eviscerators and the heart pump with the visual observation of a rat, which was also observed by several of the sanitation associates.  Sanitation Superintendent was immediately notified at 0431 hours Based on this insanitary condition and potential for product adulteration, I immediately initiated a regulatory control action with the application of U.S. Reject tag #B34292562 to the evisceration area. I then requested the drain covers in these areas removed and observed poultry Viscera and intestines remained hanging inside the drain directly under the heart harvester and heart pump area. The drain covers and sides of the drains were also coated with fat and product debris. was present and observed the noncompliance.  I also observed flies in the area with one crawling on the floor and two in a drip pan, which was also observed by and 1st processing superintendent. Product was not affected by the above cited noncompliance. The rat disappeared in the vicinity of the heart pump, presumably into the floor drain, and the flies were immediately killed. After the area was thoroughly washed down and sanitized regulatory control was relinquished at 0500 hours.  Pest control issues of flies and the maintenance of drains have been discussed and documented in weekly meetings with establishment management on 5/30/12 and 6/06/12. Please see MOI's YXA2712053030G and YXA3204062606G. Plant response included: Management response to MOI 6/06/12 has not been received at this time. Regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(3), and 416.4(b) were not met. Assistant Plant Manager is hereby notified in writing of the plant’s failure to comply with regulatory requirements and regulatory control actions were taken in accordance with 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 continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4.

Regulation:

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(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

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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