Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors from FAUN Friends Of Animals United
John E. Martin & Sons

Address: 55 Lower Hillside Rd, Stevens, PA 17578
Establishment No.: m08888

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Aug 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At 0505 Hr. while conducting the 01B02 procedure I observed in the #2 bacon room 4 SS product stands (for grey lugs) on a pile in front of the cooler door. All 4 stands had fat/meat on them and the floor here contained fat /meat also. I notified [redacted] QC Tech the stands were moved from the room for recleaning and sanitizing. At approximately 0515 Hr. in the #1 bacon room I observed the following 1 small scale with tape on the underside that had black particles stuck to it. Also the scale was setting on the product platform to the Curwood packaging machine had standing water with small black/brown particles on it. I applied US Reject Tag No. B 30 829128 to the equipment. At the slicer blade to the slicing machine on the rollstock line, I observed meat stuck behind white Delran strips/board from rolling mechanism near the slicer blade. I applied Reject Tag No. B 30 829117. I notified [redacted] QC of the non-compliances. This is a violation of 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), and 416.4(b).

Regulation:

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

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

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.

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 7 Sep 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 16 Aug 2011

Return to: John E. Martin & Sons
Return to: Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses
Return to: Slaughterhouses