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Koch’s Turkey Farm

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

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Apr 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.5(a), 416.5(b)

Citation: On 13 April 2011, at approximately 1225 hrs, whilst performing a scheduled ISP procedure code 01C02 (Operational Sanitation), I observed the following noncompliance: In the bagging area, an employee was observed to gather with his hands several wrappers that were to be discarded, carry these wrappers to a refuse container, and drop one of them on the floor just prior to reaching the refuse receptacle. This employee picked this wrapper up off the floor and then discarded all of these wrappers in the refuse receptacle. At this point, this employee returned to his work area where he proceeded to handle raw, not ground turkey product. [redacted] was notified of the noncompliance at the time of occurrence. No regulatory control action was taken as Ms [redacted] immediately ensured that the product this employee handled was reconditioned and that this employee was counseled to, and then did, wash his gloves. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.4(d) which states the following: "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments."; 9 CFR 416.5(a) which states the following: "Employee hygiene. (a) Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions."; and 9 CFR 416.5(b) which states the following: "Employee hygiene. (b) Clothing. Aprons, frocks, and other outer clothing worn by persons who handle product must be of material that is disposable or readily cleaned. Clean garments must be worn at the start of each working day and garments must be changed during the day as often as necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions."

Regulation:

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

 416.5(a) Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.5(b) Clothing. Aprons, frocks, and other outer clothing worn by persons who handle product must be of material that is disposable or readily cleaned. Clean garments must be worn at the start of each working day and garments must be changed during the day as often as necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.

 

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