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Koch’s Turkey Farm

Address: 416 Valley Rd, Tamaqua, PA 18252
Establishment No.: p08437

USDA Inspection Report: 24 Aug 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.3(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On 24 August 2010, at approximately 0755 hrs, whilst performing a scheduled pre-operational sanitation procedure, after management verbally informed me they had completed their pre-operational sanitation procedures and no deficiencies were found, the following non-food-contact deficiencies were identified (scheduled ISP procedure code 06D01--Facilities & Equipment): All outside surfaces of the vacuum stuffer contained particles of fat, muscle tissue and grease, these particles generally being 1 cm in diameter or less. The lower surfaces of the lifting mechanism to the immediate left of the vacuum stuffer were found to be in a similar state. Additionally, duct tape was discovered to be covering a broken dial on the vacuum stuffer--this tape was peeling and in a general state of disrepair. No regulatory control action was taken as no product was directly affected. [redacted] was notified of the noncompliances at the time of occurrence. Establishment employees cleaned and sanitized all equipment to my full satisfaction by 0820 hrs. Additionally, the old duct tape was removed and replaced with new tape, pending a more permanent repair. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.1, which states the following: "Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated."; 9 CFR 416.3(a), which states the following: "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."; 9 CFR 416.4(b), which states the following: "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.".

Regulation:

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

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: 1 Nov 2010

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