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Empire Kosher Poultry

Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015

USDA Inspection Report: 10 Aug 2010

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

Citation: At approximately 0315 while performing pre-operational sanitation, which was preformed after the plants pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations, I observed the Turkey line neck cutter to have a very large gouge in the cover of the cutter. I immediately applied USDA Reject Tag #B37853344 to the cutter. This is a failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.4(d) which states that Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments. The cover was removed and replaced. The USDA Reject Tag #B37853344 was removed at approximately 0410 hours. I observed a waxy buildup of a white material on the Low Vac machine in three areas of the machine. I notified Sanitation Supervisor, and it was immediately cleaned in my presence. I observed three moldy filter bags which was located on the giblet wash tanks. After notifying the bags were immediately removed to be replaced. He done this in my presences. On the chicken transfer belt, I observed the metal guide bar to have an excessive amount of fat and grease buildup on the area where the guide bar is bolted together. I notified Sanitation Supervisor. John had this guide bar taken apart and cleaned while in my presence. I observed several of the floor grates in which are used to cover the floor drains, as well as floors for the machinery stands in the first processing area in which have what appears to be a mold like substance in the grates. I notified both Sanitation Supervisor, and 1st Processing Manager. I observed several overhead lights in the Kill room which needs to be cleaned. I immediately notified Sanitation Supervisor and it was agreed that they would be cleaned the evening of 8/10/10. These are failures to meet the regulatory requirements of 416.4(a) which states 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 and (b) which states 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., as well as 416.1 which states 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. In a check of the plants pre-operational sanitation, I observed that the plant found no deficiencies. Past Similar NRs - NR: 23-2010 dated 8/2/2010Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Monitoring of sanitation performance didn't prohibit the ineffectiveness of sanitation personnel. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions.

Regulation:

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.

 

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