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Leidy’s Inc.

Address: 266 Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964
Establishment No.: m09520

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Jun 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 310.18, 416.2(a)

Citation: On 06/28/2010 at approximately 08:00 hours while performing ISP procedure 06D01, facilities and equipment standards, the following noncompliance was found: multiple small black flies/gnats were seen flying in the kill floor room, and three small black flies/gnats were found stuck to wet carcasses. The flies that were stuck to the carcasses were found after final rail inspection in all cases. In all instances, the contaminated carcasses were trimmed immediately, and therefore no regulatory action was taken, and no product considered to be adulterated or otherwise injurious to health as a result of the noncompliance entered commerce. Slaughter floor supervisors Mr. [redacted] and Mr. [redacted] witnessed more than one instance of the noncompliance and were informed of the additional instances. They pointed out the door to the kill floor that had been removed by maintenance as a probable route for the influx or pests. Mr. [redacted] was also made aware of the situation and began implementing immediate corrective and preventative actions, such as mineral oil sprayers and flying bug attractants and "zappers." Pest control was discussed with Plant Management Mr. [redacted] and Quality Assurance Ms. [redacted] on 06/25/10. Their proposed plan was to keep the doors leading from the barn to the slaughter floor closed. Either these measures were not implemented correctly or were ineffective in bringing the plant back into compliance. This NR is linked to NR 0020-2010 which was written on 06/22/2010. Though a written response has not yet been received, the plant responded verbally with proposed measures, including those mentioned above, as well as pesticide spraying. This noncompliance is in violation of 416.2(a), Grounds and Pest Control, 310.18, Contamination of Carcasses. This document serves as written notification that failure to meet the regulatory requirements could lead to further regulatory and/or administrative action.


310.18(a) Carcasses, organs, and other parts shall be handled in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination with fecal material, urine, bile, hair, dirt, or foreign matter; however, if contamination occurs, it shall be promptly removed in a manner satisfactory to the inspector.

416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.


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