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George’s Meats

Address: 15 Pottsgrove Rd, Danville, PA 17821
Establishment No.: m09590

USDA Inspection Report: 25 May 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(c)

Citation: Today, while performing slaughter activities at this establishment; the following observations were made. 1. Rust was observed above doorframes along with peeling paint at one of the doors. Rust was observed on the handle of the door into the carcass chill cooler. Rust was observed on the overhead rail frames and at some portions of the rails. Rust was observed at various places on screw heads in kill area. Other areas may be affected that are not listed, 2. The entire ceiling has staining and what appears to be bloodspots at various portions. There are several light fixtures that have cracked light covers, some are rusty, all need cleaning. Dead insects were observed inside of one of the covers. Duct tape used to repair the ceiling is pealing at various places. A metal frame covering at the hoist area is in need of cleaning. 3. There is unrepaired damage to the walls of the transfer hoist area overhead. 4. The junction area of the floor and wall is not properly sealed at several places along the floor. 5. Several unlabeled spray containers were observed in the kill room area. All of these areas need to be addressed and corrected by plant management. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Previous observation and correction of plant deficiencies have been ineffective. NR: 4-2011 dated 3/23/2011; NR: 3-2011 dated 2/23/2011

Regulation:

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.

416.4(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.

 

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