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: 12 May 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(1)

Citation: On February 22, 2011 at approximately 0545 hrs, I performed ISP procedure code 01B02, pre-operational sanitation inspection. This inspection was conducted after the establishment's inspection and prior to production. During my inspection, the following noncompliance was noted in the carcass holding cooler: flaking/peeling paint was noted on the wall above the wall-floor juncture. This area of the cooler is adjacent to the door where the carcasses enter the fabrication department. The deteriorating condition of this wall, located in an area where product is handled and stored, creates an insanitary condition. Mr. Quality Control, was notified of the noncompliance, insanitary condition, and failure to meet the Meat and Poultry Regulation 416.2(b)(1). A review of the establishment's pre-operational sanitation records produced on 02/22/11, SSOP Form FW 1, indicated the establishment found the carcass holding cooler acceptable during their pre-operational sanitation inspection.


416.2(b)(1) 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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 23 Sep 2011
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