Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors from FAUN Friends Of Animals United
Penn State University

Address: 15 Meat Lab, University Park, PA, 16802
Establishment No.: m09844

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Mar 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 430.4(b)(2)

Citation: During the performance of a comprehensive food safety assessment which began on 02/21/2012 at Est. 09844, the following was observed; On February 27, 2012, while observing the employee package sausages, the employee repeatedly bumped one or both gloved hands against product hanging on the smoke stick, thus making the gloved hands a product contact surface. It was also noted that liquid from inside the sausage casing sprayed other sausages and the smoke stick as the sausage was cut free. Review of the listeria control program indicates the establishment has not considered the above mentioned surfaces in its food contact surface testing for listeria spp. The establishment has not identified all food contact surface sites. This is noncompliance with 9 CFR 430.4(b)(2)(iii).


430.4(b)(2) Alternative 2. Use of either a postlethality treatment (which may be an antimicrobial agent) that reduces or eliminates microorganisms on the product or an antimicrobial agent or process that suppresses or limits growth of L. monocytogenes. If an establishment chooses this alternative


Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 Mar 2012

Return to: Penn State University
Return to: Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses
Return to: Slaughterhouses