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: 12 Dec 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(b), 416.3(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Sunday, 12/12/2010, at approximately 1837 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 Entrance and Exit Department) the following was observed: I observed a large crack in the wall by the shackles exited from the Air Chill. The crack was approximately seven inches long and four inches wide. In the hallway by chamber 3 and 4 I observed water leaking from the base of the wall. In the Live Receiving, Live Hang, Slaughter, Scalding, & Picking Department: The following was observed: At approximately 1850 hours, I observed water dripping from old air vent unit (Do in use) near Picker #4. I also observed green molds on the side and bottom of the air vent unit. In the Evisceration Department, the following was observed: at approximately 1904 hours, two missing giblet trays from the west inspection station and multiple giblet trays with black grease marking various sizes on the inside and outside surface's of the trays. I rejected the Giblet Trays with US Rejected Tag B39 801381. Further examination, I observed black grease marking various sizes on multiple giblet trays on the east inspection station on the inside/outside surface's of the giblet trays. I rejected the giblet trays with US Rejected Tag B39 801380. While continuing my inspection in the Deboning Department at approximately 2013 hours, the following were observed: Chicken fat particles various sizes and grease buildup inside of on several red condemned barrels and three yellow condemned barrels. I also observed two red barrels badly cracked with holes at the base of the barrels. I rejected the fifteen red condemned barrels and the three yellow condemned barrels with US Rejected B39 801382 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department, the following was observed: at approximately 2054 hours, chicken pieces various size on the product contact surfaces to the overhead thigh incline transfer conveyor, chicken fat and particles on the product contact surface saddle cutter Line [redacted] drop chute and chicken pieces various size on the product contact surface of the whole leg drop chute. I rejected the overhead thigh incline transfer conveyor, whole leg chute, and saddle cutter chute with US Rejected Tag B39 801379. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation on all above noncompliance's. A check of the plant SSOP's forms (Air Chill Entrance and Exit, Picking, Evisceration East & West) show no deficiencies for the above noncompliance's Theses areas were released at 1845 hours, 1830 hours, 1830 hours and 1845 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's forms (Thigh & Leg Debone) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. This area was released at 1830 hours for inspection. A check of the plant for (Cut-Up) show no deficiencies for above noncompliance. This area was released at 2048 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 with plant management during the weekly meeting on 12/08.2010. 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 plant response to this noncompliance. NR: 100-2010 dated 12/5/2010

Regulation:

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

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.3(c) Receptacles used for storing inedible material must be of such material and construction that their use will not result in the adulteration of any edible product or in the creation of insanitary conditions. Such receptacles must not be used for storing any edible product and must bear conspicuous and distinctive marking to identify permitted uses.

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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