Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Farmer’s Pride Inc.

Address: 154 West Main St, Fredricksburg, PA, 17026
Establishment No.: p1304

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Jun 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0400 hrs. I observed the following noncompliance during a break down in the evisceration department. I observed the 3rd shift maintenance manager standing on top of the overhead white pipes above the gizzard harvest area on the east line, without previously covering the area with plastic to protect the product. I immediately informed 1st processing manager of the noncompliance and she immediately condemned all product involved. After a review of the plants SSOP records, no deficiencies were documented prior to my observation. The plants procedure for maintenance work in production areas states that [redacted]. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Previous preventive measures state that all maintenance employees were retrained and the individual was written up. NR: 40-2010 dated 5/17/2010

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.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

 

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