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Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.

Address: Rt. 706, Wyalusing PA 18853
Establishment No.: m09400

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jul 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.2(d)

Citation: On July 13, 2010, at approximately 0630 hours, I observed condensation dripping from the ceiling, pipes, rails and structural beams in the hallway between cooler nine and cooler seven. Condensation was not witnessed directly hitting carcasses, but located relative to the paths the carcasses were traveling. I immediately stopped the movement of carcasses, from the slaughter, heading to cooler seven through this area and notified [redacted] of QA of my findings. Carcasses were redirected into cooler nine as various employees wiped down the areas of condensation. When the redirected carcasses filled the limited space, production was stopped until the condensation was removed. Upon removal of all visible condensation, production resumed with two employees being assigned to monitor the area and remove any build up of condensation as not to affect product. At approximately 1000 hours [redacted] QA employee, informed me that they would be removing one of the employees, as it was felt they were keeping the matter under control and one person would be able to perform the tasks. At approximately 1245 hours I again checked on the area to find condensation built up again on the beams, pipes, and ceiling directly over the chain/rail being used to move steers from cooler nine and into cooler seven. I again had the company stop using this area and notified [redacted] of QA of my findings. This area was again monitored by plant employees who removed the condensation from the effected structures. There was no loss of production at this time as cattle could be redirected away from the area. Two employees were placed in the area for the remainder of the day to control any build up of condensation, and no more issues were witnessed. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 16 Jul 2010

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