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Herfurth Brothers

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

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Feb 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(c), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0620 hours on the 21st of February, while performing a routine SPS verification task, the following was observed: *a layer of yellow residue on the back of floor scale panel; *rust forming on multiple areas of the door and door frames of the entrance to the plant; Cooler 2: *rust forming on all overhead rail supporting (attached to the ceiling); *a piece of rubber strip hanging at the entrance door; *peeling paint on right side framework of the cooler door inside the cooler; *one set of lights was not function; *a light cover was missing for one set of lights; [redacted] slaughter supervisor, was informed of the noncompliance. The establishment has no documentation of the aforementioned findings. This is a failure of 9CFR 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(c), and 416.4(b).

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(c) Light. Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.

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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