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Hoffer's Ligonier Valley Pack
Address: 582 Darlington Rd, Ligonier PA 15658
Establishment No.: m4025
USDA Inspection Report: 26 Jan 2012
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(d)
Citation: While performing a a general walk through inspection of the operating procedures of the establishment the following SPS violation was observed. Upon entering the chill area off the slaughter floor I noticed condensation dripping from the cooler unit and I-beams onto the floor. Product in the area was not affected because it had been covered by plastic. Further investigation with Mr. revealed he was aware of the situation. I was informed that the unit had frozen up and was now in a defrost cycle to remove the ice. Mr. was asked to remove product in that area to another location so there was not possibility of product contamination. This is a violation of 416.1 and 416.2(d). No tags were applied because no product was affected. Mr. immediately removed product from the area and sponged the condensation from the effected areas. No other violation of this nature was found in the past 60 days.
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to
416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.