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Empire Kosher Poultry

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

USDA Inspection Report: 10 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 a hands on SSOP review and observation procedure, in order to verify that the establishment was meeting the regulatory requirements of 416. The plants monitoring record was not yet available, but I was verbally notified by Night Shift Plant Manager, and QA, that the area was released for production prior to my inspection.The following non-compliances were observed: (1) Plastic strips under the two pickers hubs were observed with black and white greasy material build-up, in the picker area. (2) Roller inside the Gizzard harvester (food contact surface) was observed with a white greasy substance, also one of the sprockets (food contact surface) of the same gizzard harvester was observed with dried brown un-identified foreign material. The above non-compliances are from a previous day's operation. I took a regulatory control action and notified Plant night shift manager Mr. and Sanitation manager Mr.  of the above non-compliances.  No rejection tag was applied as the establishment initiated corrective actions in my presence. I re-inspected the unit and released the area for production at approximately 0345 hours.  A similar non-compliance was documented on noncompliance record ARE1504054908N/1, dated 05/08/12. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions. This is a failure to comply with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.13(c) which clearly states: Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's. 9 CFR 416.4(a) which clearly 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. 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.

 

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