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Springfield Meat Company

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

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Apr 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)

Citation: On Thursday, April 26, 2012, at approximately 0710 hours, I performed the review and observation component of the Pre-operational SSOP procedure. During the review, I observed multiple pieces of dried meat and fat on the hand slicer in the processing room. Particles observed ranged in size from 1/8" to 1/2" in diameter and were too numerous to count. In addition, there was a greasy fat residue, approximately 5" long and 1" wide on the blade guard of the hand slicer. These conditions were observed after the establishment had conducted its pre-operational inspection and prior to the start of operations.

The conditions observed and described above have resulted in noncompliance with the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.4(a) and 416.13(c). I immediately notified Mr. [redacted] the establishment employee responsible for the pre-op inspection, of the noncompliance. I further notified Mr. [redacted] of the noncompliance at approximately 0740.

Mr. [redacted] took immediate corrective actions, which included cleaning, sanitizing, and re-inspecting the hand slicer. Upon reinspection, I found the equipment to be acceptable.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOPís.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.


Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 16 Mar 2012

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