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Herfurth Brothers

Address: Route 209, Gilbert, PA 18331
Establishment No.: m09465

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(b)(3)

Citation: On this date 10/26/10, at approximately 0700 hours, while performing preoperational sanitation verification (01B02), the following was observed: *various cracks on the wall tiles at the eviscerating area; *opening/gap on the corner beam wall between the shaving and gutter areas; *a big crack approximately 12" x 12" on the concrete floor exposed pieces of broken/crush cement on the floor at the final trim/wash and moving finished pig carcasses areas; the water/fluid embedded in-between another layer on the floor. This area was told a month ago that it will be repaired by 10/22/10. Obviously, the establishment did not fulfill the commitment was set by the establishment during their facilities checks. Meanwhile, there couple more cracks are chipping on the same floor near by the scale and the entrance to the cooler 3. [redacted] slaughter supervisor, was informed of the noncompliance. The establishment's preoperational sanitation monitoring log for this date has no documentation reflecting to the aforementioned findings. 9CFR 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. 9CFR 416.2(b)(1) establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions. 9CFR 416.2(b)(2) walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions. 9CFR 416.2(b)(3) walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

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(b)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

 

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