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

Address: 1585 East Mountain Rd, Hegins, PA 17938
Establishment No.: m09687

USDA Inspection Report: 3 Nov 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 307.2, 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2)

Citation: While performing preoperational inspection this morning I observes the following noncompliance for building and facilities. I the slaughter area in front of the Knocking Pen I observed the sheet metal was pulling away from the wall. There is a 4" gap at the bottom and the sheet metal is loose aproximatly 2' from bottom to top. Also the door jamb leading to the offal area has a 3" piece torn from it. I notified Mr. [redacted] of these noncompliance. Regulation 9CFR416.1 states 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." Regulations 9CFR416.2(b)(1) and 9CFR 416.2(b)(2) state 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. (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.

Regulation:

307.2(a) Satisfactory pens, equipment, and assistants for conducting ante-mortem inspection and for separating, marking and holding apart from passed livestock those marked ‘‘U.S. suspect’’ and those marked ‘‘U.S. condemned’’ (pens, alleys, and runways shall be paved, drained, and supplied with adequate hose connections for cleanup purposes)

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(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.

 

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