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Werry’s Provision

Address: 360 West Overton Rd, Scottsdale, PA 15683
Establishment No.: m09489

USDA Inspection Report: 8 Jun 2011

Code: 04C02
Violation: 417.4(a), 416.2(h)(2), 416.4(b), 416.4(c), 416.4(d), 313.1

Citation: At approximately 0800 hours while performing unscheduled ISP code 04C02 prior to the slaughter operations commencing I observed the following noncompliance. Two of the four rubber mats measuring about 1 foot by 3 foot, which are used for traction on the inclined lower loading ramp are partially or completely dislodged. At this time no animals were being off loaded, nor were any injuries observed during ante mortem inspection. This is a violation of FSIS regulation 313.1.(b), which states that floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. I notified Mr. [redacted] orally and in writing of the noncompliance.


417.4(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.

416.2(h)(2) Lavatories with running hot and cold water, soap, and towels, must be placed in or near toilet and urinal rooms and at such other places in the establishment as necessary to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any 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.

416.4(c) Cleaning compounds, sanitizing agents, processing aids, and other chemicals used by an establishment must be safe and effective under the conditions of use. Such chemicals must be used, handled, and stored in a manner that will not adulterate product or create insanitary conditions. Documentation substantiating the safety of a chemical’s use in a food processing environment must be available to FSIS inspection program employees for review.

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

313.1(a) Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking, and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired.


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