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Alex Froehlich Packing Company

Address: 77 D Street, Johnstown, PA 15906
Establishment No.: m09369

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Mar 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.3(b), 416.4(b)

Citation: Today, March 6, 2012 at approximately 10:00 a.m. while performing an SPS Verification task I observed the following noncompliances. A review of available plant records,indicated no notation of these deficiencies. In the cutting room, the overhead carcass rail has driedblood/meat splatters on it from the previous days production. This is a violation of 9CFR 416.4(b) which states "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". This area of the establishment was not in use today; therefore no product was involved. In the maintenance/tool room, along the back wall directly across from the entrance door is an accumulation of unused equipment parts and tools piled in and around the shelves and on the floor in such a way that inspection of the outside wall for holes, cracks, or signs of rodents is impeded. This is a violation of 9CFR 416.2(a) which states "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.It is also a violation of 9CFR416.3(b) which states "Equipment and utensils must not be constructed, located, or operated in a manner that prevents FSIS inspection program employees from inspecting the equipment or utensils to determine whether they are in sanitary condition. Mr. [redacted] II was notified of these deficiencies verbally and in writing with this document. A review of the noncompliance file indicated no similar noncompliances in the past 60 days.

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.

416.3(b) Equipment and utensils must not be constructed, located, or operated in a manner that prevents FSIS inspection program employees from inspecting the equipment or utensils to determine whether they are in sanitary condition.

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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