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Herfurth Brothers

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

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Feb 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.4(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 1110 hours on the 6th of February, while performing a routine SPS verification task on the establishment’s loading/unloading finished hog carcasses vehicle which was parked at the entrance door premise, the following was observed on the interior structures of this empty truck: *torn, deteriorated exposed the foam urethane material layer on majority of the back wall; *several cracks on the both side walls and overhead door wall; *rust, dirt, grime from dark brown to black colors on the good margin of the truck door; *a meat hook (product contact surface) was set on the truck floor; [redacted] Jr., Plant Manager, was informed of the aforementioned noncompliance. No immediate corrective action was taken at this time. The establishment has no documentation of the aforementioned findings. This is a failure of 9CFR 416.1, 416.4(d) and 416.4(a). 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 416.4(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. 9CFR 416.4(d)- product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

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.

416.4(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(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

 

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