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: 24 Sep 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: On Friday, at approximately 0621 hours, while performing the review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure in the in the Deboning Department, after plant's pre-operational and prior to the start of operation for dayshift, I observed the following noncompliance in the Deboning department; I observed chicken fat particles various sizes on the product contact surface of the transfer conveyor belt at Breast Line [redacted] in between the seam of the white guard bars on both sides of the belt and on the inside surface of the transfer conveyor belt too numerous to count from previous day's operation. I observed approximately eighteen pieces of the transfer conveyor belt missing or broken (range from 6 mm to 50 mm in size). The missing/broken pieces of the conveyor were from both sides of the conveyor, approximately two to three inches from left to center of the conveyor and right to center. I rejected transfer conveyor belt at Breast Line [redacted] with US Rejected Tag B39 801331. I informed (Group Leader) and (Quality Assurance) my observation. The unserviceable condition of the transfer conveyor belt was also shown to (2nd Processing Manager). At approximately 0718 hours, after sanitary conditions were restored, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the Breast Line [redacted] A check of the plant SSOP's form (Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance's. This area was released for inspection at 2020 hours and initial by dated 09/23/10. I discussed with maintenance if there was a work order for repairs/replacement of the transfer conveyor belt, no work order was issued. The Establishment Operational Sanitation and Sanitary Conditions which states under Object The Establishment SSOP Plan under Operational Sanitation, revisions effective 03-18-2008: Processing " [redacted] ". Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. This noncompliance found was direct product contact surface. The noncompliance found was from previous day's operation. There was no product involved at this time. This is a failure to comply with 9 CFR 416.3(a), 9 CFR 416.4(a), 9 CFR 416.4(d), as well as 9 CFR 416.13c. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500.


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

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

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


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 Sep 2010
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 23 Sep 2010

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