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Farmer’s Pride Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Dec 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Sunday, 12/05/2010, at approximately 1835 hours, after plant's pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operation, I observed the following noncompliance's while performing pre-op sanitation (01B02) procedure, In the (Air Chill Department) the following was observed: I observed brown specks various sizes on inside base surface of all three mist cabinets too numerous to count. I informed (Night Shift Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Live Receiving/Live Hang/ Slaughter/ Scalding and Picking Department at approximately 1835 hours, the following noncompliance's were observed: Chicken feathers on the shackles guard bar and frame to the Stunner Machine too numerous to count. Chicken feathers at Picker #4 machine to the shackles brushes cleaner on the inside/outside frameworks too numerous to count. I informed (Night Shift Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at 1909 hours, the following noncompliance's were observed: Chicken feathers on the turning wheels and upper framework at the East and West Rehangers too numerous to count. I informed (Night Shift Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Leg/Thigh/Breast Debone Department at approximately 2024 hours, the following were observed: Chicken fat particles various sizes and grease buildup on the product contact surface of the overhead transfer conveyor to the Thigh Gainco machine. I rejected the transfer conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801373. I informed (Night Shift Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Packing/Cut-Up Department at approximately 2116 hours, the following were observed: Two edible white totes with black specks on the inside product contact surface too numerous to count. One edible white totes with chicken fat particles and badly cracked. Two small stainless steel table with chicken fat particles various sizes on the product contact surface in the Saw Area. Chicken pieces inside the box track from the CVP machine area to the wing label scale location too numerous to count. I remained in the area until all noncompliance's was recleaned and sanitized. I informed (Night Shift Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant SSOP's forms (Air Chill) (Live Receiving/Live Hang/Slaughter/Scalding & Picking) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. These areas were released at 1800 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's form Evisceration Department shows maintenance grease on the West and East Rehangers Corrective Measure - scrubbed, rewashed and resanitzed. This area was release at 1830 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's for (Thigh & Leg Debone) (Cut-Up) (Packing) show no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. These areas were released at 2010 hours and 2115 hours for inspection. All noncompliance found were from previous day's operation. This developing trend of noncompliance and the ineffectiveness of the preventive measures were discussed again with plant management during the weekly meeting on 12/01.2010. Continued 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: See Establishment response to this noncompliance. NR: 96-2010 dated 11/18/2010

Regulation:

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(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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