Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
David Elliot Poultry Farm Inc.

Address: 300 Breck St, Scranton PA 18505
Establishment No.: m7559

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Dec 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.3(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On 12/07/2011 at 0710 while performing a Pre-Operational SSOP Review and Observation task, I found the following noncompliances after the plant had completed their pre-op sanitation check and had found the area acceptable: On the cropper there were multiple deposits of fat averaging in size of inch diameter on the cropper brush. On the first lung gun there were several feathers. These deficiances are in violation of 9 CFR 416.3(a). On the cogwheel before the eviseration line starts to accend towards the soaker there was a clump of feathers mixed with grease on the bottom surface. In the corner of the water overflow unit of the soaker there was a thin layer of organic material covering a surface area of 2” X 1”. These deficiances are in violation of 9 CFR 416.4(b). Plant manager was notified of the deficiencies. No regulatory control action was taken as the plant took immediate corrective action (cleaned and sanitized) and no product was affected as this was found prior to the start of production. Failure to control and/or eliminate noncompliances could result in further regulatory and/or administrative actions.

Regulation:

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 8 Dec 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 17 Nov 2011

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