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Empire Kosher Poultry
Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Sep 2011
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0400 hours, while performing preoperational sanitation review and observation, I observed the following SPS deficiencies in the Turkey Salt Area, Chicken Chiller Area, and Turkey Chiller Area: 1) Exposed re-bar above the turkey salt dip line area and the turkey chiller area. 2) Loose concrete above both the chicken and turkey chiller area. 3) Pipes that pass through the wall at the exit end of the turkey chiller around the caulking have the appearance of mold like substance. All the above items was shown and mentioned to Mr. (Sanitation Foreman). This is the direct violation of 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(b)(1) & (2), 416.4(b), as well as your own SPS program, SPS # 2.
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(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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.