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Springfield Meat Company

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

USDA Inspection Report: 8 May 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: During a scheduled SPS procedure I observed the following noncompliances. 1. A broken window to the left of the holding gate in the cattle slaughter room. 2. In the cattle slaughter room there are four hanging hooks from the cieling that are rusted in need of repair. 3. In the swine slaughter room, the swine hoist was rusted on the chain box. I verbally notified Mr. Greg Baringer owner of the conditions and the failure to comply with 9 CFR 416.1 and 9 CFR 416.2(b)(1), no other noncompliance was documented in this time frame. No products were involved in today's observations, Plant has scheduled repairs.


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.

416.4(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.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 9 Aug 2011

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