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Al-Marwa

Address: 670 E. Cherry Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Establishment No.: m09672

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jul 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0710 hours, while performing an unscheduled preoperational sanitation inspection on the slaughter floor, I observed the following Sanitation Performance Standards noncompliance: 1. The four skylights have peeling paint on the wood surfaces. 2. There were spider webs on the overhead beams above the blood pit, bleed area, and final wash area. 3. There were numerous blood spots from the previous days operation on the wall at the beef gutting area. There were no product contact areas involved, no product affected and no further regulatory control action taken. Mr. [redacted] Slaughter Foreman, was verbally notified of the noncompliance and the failure to comply with sections 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), and 416.4(b) of the Meat Inspection Regulations Sanitation Performance Standards. No documentation of the noncompliance was recorded on the establishments preoperational sanitation form dated 07/20/2010. A similar Noncompliance was recorded on Noncompliance Record # 7-2010, dated 07/08/2010. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

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(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.

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.

416.4(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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