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Herfurth Brothers

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Mar 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 0610 hours on the 12th of March, while performing a routine SPS verification task, the following was observed: Eviscerating Area: *several small cracks on floor tiles arising the water/fluid from previous day clean-up embedded in between the layers on the floor; *rust forming on various areas of the steam pipes, brackets, etc; *two sets of nonfunctional lights; Cooler 1 *rust forming on the surrounding rims of the rectangle box overhead entrance of the cooler; *rusty colors appearance on the uppermost overhead frameworks of the cooler entrance; *few torn on one side of the guard door; organic residue was collected on the interior wall fabric of this guard door; [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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