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Herfurth Brothers

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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Oct 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0600 hours on the 18th of October, after plant's preoperational sanitation inspection prior to start up the slaughter operation, while performing ISP 01B02 preoperational sanitation verification, the following was observed in the Blood Room: *deteriorated bottom layer of the wall adjacent to the sink and the stainless steel table; *a crack with a hollow approximately 1/2" x 1/2" on the bottom of the same wall; *3 plastic containers (one containing a bottle of soap) and 3 container covers used to collect blood were set on the floor inside the utility room. Those containers have no identification on the exterior or of used; [redacted] slaughter supervisor, was informed of the aforementioned noncompliance. He immediate discarded 2 containers and 3 container covers and identified other containers as for cleaning used. 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)(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)(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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