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Groff Meats

Address: 33 North Market St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Establishment No.: m09442

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Mar 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.1, 416.13(a), 416.2(a)

Citation: At approximately 0620 hrs. while coming from the kill floor area and walking thru the shipping hallway I observed a large stainless steal tank used for soaking smoke house racks filled with water. Inside the water I observed insect what appeared to be flies, gnats etc..I immediately took regulatory control action by applying USDA Retain /Reject tag # B38754738, and informed Mr. Frank Groff, Owner, of the non compliance.The plant is not meeting 416.1&416.2(a) &416.13(a).


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.

416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOPís before the start of operations.

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.


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