Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Empire Kosher Poultry

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

USDA Inspection Report: 1 Jun 2011

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(d), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0348 hours while walking through Cooler # 4, I observed the following noncompliance:[newline]1. At the poss room end of the cooler, as soon as you enter through the door, I heard water dripping. On further investigation, I seen that a skid of turkey hot dogs were wet on the top of the boxes. I also observed that the boxes had UFM's too numerous to count on them. The water/condensation was coming from the ceiling of the cooler. I informed Ms. (QA Tech), she in turn informed Mr. ( First Processing Superintendent). I tagged the skid of hot dogs with USDA tag # B33378023. [newline]2. At 0440 hours I showed both Ms (Saniation Supervisor) and Mr. (Sanitation Manager) a wall at the end of the hall near cooler #2. The wall has a 3" hole knocked in it and also there is glass board tore away at the door next to this area. These areas were shown to the sanitation personnel at the end of last week. On review of plants records the following documentation was found for cooler #4; Operational Sanitation Checklist- Shipping Dock, RTE Staging Area, Holding Freezer, Blast Freezers, Coolers #4, #2, and Cooler #1 all were marked acceptable at 0335 hours on this date 06/01/11.[newline]These noncompliance are a violation of 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(d), 416.4(b)(d) and your own SSOP and SPS programs.[newline]

Regulation:

416.1 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.

416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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.

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

 

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