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Charles Poultry Co.

Address: 2931 Charlestown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603
Establishment No.: p08418

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jul 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b), 416.4(c)

Citation: At approximately 0800 hours while performing an 01B02 procedures for preoperational sanitation I observed the following: In the picking room, there were approximately 6 inedible containers that had not been cleaned from the previous days work. One of the metal transfer chutes that is used to transfer birds from the picker to the conveyer belt was on the floor. Wax that is to be used to remove the feathers from the ducks had not been filtered and had visible debris in it. There was also about an inch of water on the surface of the wax with black UFM floating in on the surface. In the evisceration room, the trough at the rehang table had product residue from previous days production at the horizontal and vertical seam. The wall behind that same trough had debris from previous days' work. The tank that the carcasses are chilled in had UFM on the bottom of the tank. The fan that is situated directly above the tank had a build up of dust on the safety grill. The hand wash nozzle at the inspection station was dirty and a PVC pipe between the trough and the rewash station was leaking. Additionally, we observed containers on the floor next to the tank and asked if those were used for cleaning and were told that they were. The containers were both made by [redacted]. One was labeled Degreaser HD and had no mixing instructions and the other was labeled Actifoam Foaming Acid Cleaner. there was mixing instructions on that label. The establishment could provide no mixing directions for the degreaser and had no MSDS sheets for either product. We reviewed both products on the company's web page and the Actifoam was listed as "Acidic Foam Bathroom Cleaner". We asked the establishment to provide directions of use for this product to demonstrate that it is safe to use on food contact surfaces and they could not provide this information. We also reviewed the establishment's SSOP and noted that it states that " [redacted] ." We asked Mr. Charles, owner, what they were using as a sanitizer and he replied that they were using the Actifoam Acidic Bathroom Cleaner as a sanitizer. He could not provide any documentation to demonstrate that this product is a sanitizer. Regulatory control tag, tag number B24033475 was applied to the line. Mr. [redacted] HACCP manager, had been verbally notified of these noncompliances. The plant is in violation of 9CFR416.4(a), 416.4(b), 416.4(c), 416.13(c) Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Previous measures were either not implemented or were not effective. NR: 20-2010 dated 7/13/2010


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

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of 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.

416.4(c) Cleaning compounds, sanitizing agents, processing aids, and other chemicals used by an establishment must be safe and effective under the conditions of use. Such chemicals must be used, handled, and stored in a manner that will not adulterate product or create insanitary conditions. Documentation substantiating the safety of a chemicalís use in a food processing environment must be available to FSIS inspection program employees for review.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jul 2010
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jul 2010

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