Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors from FAUN Friends Of Animals United

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

USDA Inspection Report: 17 Nov 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 1000 hours, while performing a sanitation performance standards inspection in the Slicing/Packaging Room, I observed the following noncompliance:
1. There is mold starting to grow on the ceiling light fixtures, the doors, door frames and soap dispenser on the back wall, the door and silicone around the hole patch on the wall next to kitchen #1, and at numerous areas on all four walls.
2. The three cooling units are dirty, starting to grow mold, two units have old boxes covering openings and the fan covers are rusting.
3. There are numerous holes on all four walls where screws have been removed.
4. The old cameras and speakers on the front all are dirty and rusting.
5. The entrance door from the hallway is missing the plexiglass and has exposed wood, the door frame is rusting and missing screws.
6. The wall panel is cracked behind the soap dispenser at the sink.
7. Numerous trim pieces on all four walls are separated or pulled away from the wall panels.
8. The swing doors on the back wall have rust and peeling paint.
9. The strip down the center of the ceiling has pulled away from the ceiling in several places.
These are all non product contact areas and no product was involved. There was no further regulatory action taken.
Mr. [redacted] Plant Manager was verbally notified of the noncompliance and the failure to comply with the Meat Inspection Regulations Sanitation Performance Standards. There was no record of this noncompliance on the establishments SSOP forms.


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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 7 Dec 2011
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