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

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Dec 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0900 hours, while performing a sanitation performance standards inspection in the processing area, I observed the following noncompliance: 1. The plastic corner trim at the wall corner near the floor scale has a large hole. 2. The electric cord plug for the floor scale has an accumulation of residue. 3. The exit door to the outside, the window frames along the wall facing Cherry Rd., and the door frame leading to the smokehouse area have areas of peeling paint and rust. 4. The electric box for the bowl chopper has rust along the bottom edge. 5. There is a rusty bracket holding the water purifier on the wall. 6. There is missing grout creating several holes in the wall between the processing area and the smokehouse area. 7. The Hobart Grinder has several areas of rust, peeling paint, and dirty, peeling silicone. 8. The Weiler Grinder has peeling paint on the screw gear box. All areas are non product contact and no product was affected. There was no further regulatory control action taken. Mr. [redacted] Plant Manager was verbally notified of the noncompliance and the failure to comply with sections 416.2(b)(1)(2) and 416.4(b) of the Meat Inspection Regulations Sanitation Performance Standards. The establishment SSOP forms, dated 12/07/2011, did not record that this noncompliance was observed during the establishments sanitation inspections.


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: 25 Jan 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 17 Nov 2011

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