Putting Glass Walls on New Jersey's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Their Closed Doors:
Seugling Meat Packing, Inc.
Address: 9 Mandeville Ave, Pequannock NJ 07440
Establishment No.: 18736
USDA Inspection Report: 7 Feb 2006
Violation of: 416.2(a),
Citation: During performing the scheduled
procedure 01B02, I noticed the following:
1- There is noticeable rust build up on the overhead rails in the kill floor and in the finished product holding cooler; this rust was unsuccessfully covered with whitish colored food grade grease which has turned into yellowish matter after becoming "mixed in" with the rust.
2- The "U.S. retained" cage inside the holding cooler is showing heavy signs of rust.
3- There are dark spots seen inside the covers of the overhead light fixtures in the kill floor and other areas in the plant. These dark spots could be dirt particles or probably dead flies that flew off the animals killed in the area.
4- There are three barrels on the kHl floor that are used for inedible product, but none of them is marked with such designation. Mr. Robert Seugling was notified verbally and is hereby notified in writing with this NR that regulation requirements are not met.
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)(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.
416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(b)(4) Rooms or compartments in which edible product is processed, handled, or stored must be separate and distinct from rooms or compartments in which inedible product is processed, handled, or stored, to the extent necessary to prevent product adulteration and the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.3(c) Receptacles used for storing inedible material must be of such material and construction that their use will not result in the adulteration of any edible product or in the creation of insanitary conditions. Such receptacles must not be used for storing any edible product and must bear conspicuous and distinctive marking to identify permitted uses.