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: 26 Apr 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c)

Citation:  [newline]On 04/26/2012, at approximately 0335 hours after the plants pre-operational sanitation inspection and prior to the start of operations, I performed Pre-Op SSOP Review and Observation in the evisceration department.  While performing the task  I observed multiple spots of white fat-like residue on the Maestro eviscerator machine. The spots were on the part of the machine that has direct contact with the back and sides of the birds. When I scratched several areas of the residue with my fingernail it came off the equipment. The residue under my fingernail was white and when I rubbed my fingers together some of the areas were greasy and some were powdery.  I also observed multiple large spots of  a white grease-like material  under the drip pan, all around the base of the Vent cutter machine and the Opener machine.  I notified Mr. and took regulatory control action by remaining in the area until corrective actions were completed. The establishment failed to comply with regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(a), and 416.4(b) of 9 CFR, and their own SSOP. The plants monitoring record was not yet available, but I was verbally informed by QA, that the area was released for production prior to my inspection.   All non-compliances were from a previous day's operation.  A similar occurrence was documented as noted in block #6A of this NR.  The proposed further planned actions were either ineffective or not properly applied as demonstrated by today's regulatory and SSOP non-compliance.  [newline] [newline] 


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


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