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Herfurth Brothers

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

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jan 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 0610 hours on the 13th of January, after plantís pre-operational sanitation inspection prior to start up the slaughter operation, while performing pre-operational sanitation verification, the following was observed: Final Trim Area *blood residue on two tree hooks (product contact surface); *slimy, dark green stain underside the table scale; Stunning Area *rust forming on various locations of the metal bars gate and peeling paints exposed several sharp edges on those metal bars of the gate that separated the stunning/bleeding area and scalding tank; [redacted] slaughter supervisor, was informed of the aforementioned noncompliance. Subsequently, the tree hooks and the underside table scale were immediately re-cleaned and sanitized. However, the metal gate separated the stunning/bleeding area and scalding tank is not. The establishmentís preoperational sanitation monitoring log for this date has no documentation reflecting to the aforementioned findings. The establishment Sanitation SOP, section preoperational sanitation states that [redacted] This is a failure of 9CFR 416.13(a), 416.4(a), and 416.4(b).

Regulation:

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

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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