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Herfurth Brothers

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

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Nov 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0600 hours on the 23rd of November, after plantís pre-operational sanitation inspection prior to start up the slaughter operation, while performing pre-operational sanitation verification, the following was observed: Blood Room: *white residue on the interior wall of the collecting blood metal tube (product contact surface); Cooler 3: *blood residue on two tree hooks (product contact surface); *rust overhead sliding door; *green mildew grown on the floor entrance door inside the cooler; [redacted] slaughter supervisor, was informed of the aforementioned noncompliance. Subsequently, the tree hooks and the metal tube were re-cleaned and sanitized. However, no immediate corrective actions for the floor and overhead sliding door. The establishmentís preoperational sanitation monitoring log for this date has no documentation reflecting to the aforementioned findings. This is a failure of 9CFR 416.13(a), 416.4(a)(b) and 416.2(b)(2).

Regulation:

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

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.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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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