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Kochís Turkey Farm

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

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Oct 2011

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

Citation: On 29 October 2011, at approximately 0700 hrs, after the plant verbally informed me that they had completed their pre-operational inspection procedures and no deficiencies were identified, I observed the following noncompliance: The centrally located overhead feather picker, which contains six picking heads, was found to contain baling twine, string, or other similar substances completely encircling three of these six picking heads. Additionally, there were feathers and specks of blood on various surfaces throughout the inner extent of this overhead feather picker. Upon identification of the noncompliance, I affixed US Rejected/US Retained tag number A8062674 to the outside of this picker. [redacted] QC, was notified of the noncompliance at the time of occurrence. Additionally, soon after, [redacted] was notified of the noncompliance. [redacted] and another plant employee [redacted] immediately removed the offending materials and recleaned and resanitized the equipment in my presence. At 0715 hrs, I reviewed their efforts, deemed them to be satisfactory, and removed the tag and released the area for production. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 416.13(c), 416.4(a) and$16.4(b).

Regulation:

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 10 Jan 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 7 Oct 2011

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