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R.L. Sipes Locker Plant

Address: 422 East South St, Everett PA, 15537
Establishment No.: m08565

USDA Inspection Report: 9 Jul 2010

Code: 04C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 313.1

Citation: HATS Category VII- Observation of slips and falls. On the day of 07/09/10 at 0700 hrs. along with the DVMS, SPHV and myself recognized a noncompliance. 4 cattle were in the large back corner pen was observed slipping and regaining there footing while moving around in the pen area. The concrete appears to be smooth but became slippery from excessive urine, and manure on the floor surface of the pen. The animals did not fall, or was not injured and was able to move freely in the pen. [redacted] was then notified of the noncompliance. No Regulatory Control Action was taken because before the animals were removed the plant to an immediate corrective action by getting a substance called Barn Dri to the floors to provide adequate traction for the animals without further incident. This is in violation of regulation from 9CFR 313.1(b) which states that: Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable construction and maintenance. With this written document [redacted] will have been advised in writing and orally of the said noncompliance. This document serves as written documentation that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions. You are also advised of you rights to appeal this said decision as delineated by 9 CFR 306.5 and/or 381.35.

Regulation:

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

313.1(b) Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand, as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable conctruction and maintenance.

 

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