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Empire Kosher Poultry

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

USDA Inspection Report: 8 May 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 0300 hours, after the establishment had performed their pre-operational sanitation inspection and prior to start of operation, I performed hands on SSOP review and observation procedure, in order to verify that the establishment was meeting the regulatory requirements of 416. The following non-compliances were observed: (1) the live chicken holding belt was observed with multiple feathers, fecal and blood, in the live and receiving area for the chicken/turkeys. (2) Several chicken cones were observed with dried blood and feathers on the inner and outer surfaces, in the area of chicken cones. (3) Several pickers were observed with multiple feathers, one picker toward the end on the chicken line was observed with dried white greasy material  on the finger hub, in the area of chicken hock cutters. (4) The hose that's connected with the turkey sprinkler was observed with a black greasy substance, on the right side of the area of the turkey rehang belt. (5) Several fan and fan guards were also observed with black greasy type substance, throughout the evisceration floor. I immediately took regulatory control action by applying US Reject Tag #B37853373 to the equipment. Night shift Plant Manager Mr. and Sanitation Manager Mr. were notified of above non-compliances. A similar non-compliance was documented on ARE0009051903N, dated 05/03/12. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions. [newline]This is a failure to comply with the following regulations: [newline]9 CFR 416.13(c) which clearly states: Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s. [newline]9 CFR 416.4(a) which Cleary states: 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. [newline]9 CFR 416.4(b) which clearly states: 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. 

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: 9 May 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 3 May 2012

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