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Kochís Turkey Farm

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

USDA Inspection Report: 10 Jan 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On 10 January 2012, at approximately 0840 hrs, whilst performing an Operational Sanitation Review & Observation, I observed the following noncompliance on the slaughter floor processing area: The exterior right wall of the icehouse contained a scabbard affixed to this wall with six vent holes and two knives within this aforementioned scabbard. Both knives were readied for use in the production area, should their use be necessitated (production was ongoing during the time of my observations). Leaning against this scabbard, in direct contact with the vents that were completely open and revealed the blade surface of the knives contained within, was a heavily soiled wooden pallet which had previously been in contact with the concrete floor of the facility. Upon identification of this noncompliance, I informed [redacted] of the insanitary condition. No regulatory control action was taken as establishment employees immediately removed the pallet and cleaned and sanitized the scabbard and knives, in my presence, to my full satisfaction. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.3(a); 9 CFR 416.4(a); 9 CFR 416.4(b); and 9 CFR 416.13(b).

Regulation:

416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOPís at the frequencies specified.

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(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: 28 Feb 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 29 Oct 2011

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