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Springfield Meat Company

Address: 1868 California Rd, Richlandtown, PA 18955
Establishment No.: m09704

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Dec 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2)

Citation: At approximately 10:30 AM, while performing a scheduled operational sanitation inspection in the slaughter area, I observed the following Sanitation Performance Standards noncompliance: 1. The frame on the bottom window on the east wall has areas of rust and peeling paint. There is also an accumulation of dirt and algae growth in the bottom of the frame. 2. The top row of windows on the east and south walls have cobwebs around the hand cranks and in the corners of the frames. There were no product contact areas or product involved and no further regulatory action was taken. Mr. [redacted] Plant Manager, was verbally notified of the noncompliance and the failure to comply sections 416.2(b)(1) and 416.2(b)(2) of the Meat Inspection Regulations Sanitation Performance Standards. The establishments sanitation form dated 12/13/2010 did not document this noncompliance. There are no similar noncompliance records on file. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


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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