Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Marcho Farms Inc.

Address: 419 Allentown Rd, Franconia, PA, 18924
Establishment No.: m7857

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c)

Citation: On October 26, 2010 at approximately 0715 hrs while IPP was performing post-mortem livestock inspection duties, the following noncompliance was observed on the slaughter floor: after the establishment's process step of evisceration and prior to the process step of trimming, two carcasses were noted to have inadequate separation resulting in cross contamination. More specifically, Inspector observed visible fecal material (approximately 1" length x 1/2 " width) located on the hindquarter of one carcass transferred to the hindquarter of the adjacent carcass, resulting in a visible fecal smear (approximately 1/2 " length x 1/2 " width). At this time, Inspector stopped the slaughter line, and the carcasses in question were immediately trimmed removing the fecal material, therefore no U.S. Retain/Reject Tag was issued. Part of the establishment's immediate corrective actions were adding another trimmer to avoid carcasses being "pushed" into each other, eliminating carcass-to-carcass contact during the dressing process. Mr. Q.A., was notified of the noncompliance, insanitary condition, failure to meet the Meat and Poultry Regulation 416.13(c), and failure to properly execute the establishment's SSOP. The SSOP states the following under slaughter operation: "Purpose: ." The SSOP further states: " 4.)[redacted]


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


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