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Empire Kosher Poultry

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

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Feb 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0340 this morning, while I was performing Pre-operational SSOP Review and Observation at the Evisceration department, I observed fat and grease residues, black in color, on multiple viscera trays (product contact surfaces) at the first inspection station on the maestro chicken line. I rejected the unit and informed Mr. the sanitation manager and QA. Corrective actions were taken in my presence. I inspected and released the trays after the plant completed their corrective actions at 0350. I was verbally notified by QA, that the area was ready for production prior to my inspection. Also during my inspection, I observed fat and grease residues, black in color, on multiple non-product contact surfaces of the exterior framework of chicken chiller, sizes of several square inches each white and black in color along the right side of the chiller. I informed the sanitation manager and QA. The requirements of parts 416.13(c) and 416.4(a) and (b) of 9 CFR were not met.

Regulation:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 14 Feb 2012
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