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Empire Kosher Poultry

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

USDA Inspection Report: 17 Apr 2012

Code: 03J02
Violation: 417.2(c), 417.4(a)

Citation: On 04/17/2012, at approximately 0646 hours while performing Slaughter HACCP in the Evisceration department, I observed the on line reprocessing (OLR) cabinet. The PAA spray was not being applied to the top inch, approximately, of the hock surfaces of any chickens entering the cabinet.  I took regulatory control action by stopping the evisceration line at 0646 and informing MR. evisceration supervisor. No USDA rejection tags were placed as I remained in the area until corrective actions were taken on the spray application, and released control of the line at 0652. A review of the monitoring record for CCP#2 showed that the last check performed by QA was at 0600 and documented that the concentration of PAA was within the critical limit and that the spray coverage was acceptable. The plants Chicken HACCP plan states in part, under monitoring for CCP # [redacted]."  The requirements of parts 417.2(c) (3) and 417.4(a) of 9 CFR and CCP#2 of the plants chicken HAACP plan were not met.  A similar occurrence was documented on NR ARE3809033713N/1, dated 3/13/2012.  The proposed further planned actions were either ineffective or not properly applied as demonstrated by today's regulatory and HACCP non-compliance.


417.2(c) The contents of the HACCP plan. The HACCP plan shall, at a minimum:

417.4(a) Every establishment shall validate the HACCP plan’s adequacy in controlling the food safety hazards identified during the hazard analysis, and shall verify that the plan is being effectively implemented.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 18 Apr 2012
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