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: 3 Jan 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(b)(3)

Citation: On Monday January 3, 2012 at establishment 01015-P the following SPS noncompliances were found in the live, slaughtering, and picking areas. All areas mentioned have numerous variously sized holes throughout the walls of the areas. Enlarged holes for plumbing /or electrical conduit, etc., as well as exit doors that are missing door sweeps allowing a to 1 inch gap between the doors and thresholds. I also observed on wall surfaces and ceilings a green mold like substance in the picking room. Mr. and Ms. were notified that these finding are noncompliances with regulation as outlined above.

Regulation:

416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

 

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