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Empire Kosher Poultry
Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015
USDA Inspection Report: 16 May 2011
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0400, I observed the following noncompliances while performing a verification of SSOP:[newline]1. At the chicken chiller #2 there were UFM's laying at the bottom of the unit. The unit was already filled with water. The UFM's were to numerous to count. (QA) was informed. This area was released at 0508 after being brought into compliance. This is a product contact area.[newline]2. The round light located between the dwell belt and chicken chiller has a broken lens and is covered with dust. (1st Proceessing Superintentant) was informed. This is a non-product contact area.[newline]Upon review of plants pre-operational records, it was observed that this area of the plant was found acceptable.[newline]The above are a violation of 9CFR 416.4(a), 416.4(b), and your SPS #3 and SSOP #1.
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.