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Farmer’s Pride Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 15 Dec 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.4(a)

Citation: On Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at approximately 2100 hours, while performing a review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure in the Deboning Department, at the start of operation, the following were observed: Chicken fat particles and chicken pieces various sizes on the product contact surface's of the thigh dumper, thigh incline conveyor, thigh upper product conveyor, thigh chute to the Gainco Machine and leg incline conveyor too numerous to count. I observed six chicken pieces various size on the product contact surface of a trim table. I also observed chicken fat particles on the product contact surface overhead conveyor to the breast portioning. I immediately took a regulatory control action on the Thigh Unit's with US Rejected Tag B39 801388 and the Leg Incline Conveyors with US Rejected Tag B39 801387. I rejected the trim table with US Rejected Tag B39 801389 and overhead conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801390. I re-inspected the thigh unit's and leg incline conveyor at approximately 2125 hours and rejected the equipment for chicken fat particles on the product contact surface. At approximately 2143 hours, I re-inspected the leg incline conveyor and rejected the leg incline conveyor again for chicken fat particles on the product contact surface. At approximately 2148 hours, I re-inspected the thigh unit's and rejected the thigh unit's for chicken fat particles on the product contact surface. After sanitary conditions were restored and the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory action on the Leg Incline Conveyor at approximately 2154 hours and the thigh unit's at approximately 2239 hours. I informed (Sanitation Manger) and (Night Shift Plant Manager) of my observation. Production was stopped before product was involved with this noncompliance. A check of the plant GMP forms and plant's Operational Sanitation record (Thigh, Leg and Breast Deboning) shows no prior documentation for the above noncompliance's. A check of the plant SSOP form for (Debone Room) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance's. A check of the plant SSOP form's (Thigh & Leg Debone) shows deficiencies for the thigh conveyor chicken pieces, upper product conveyor chicken pieces and leg incline conveyor overspray. All equipment were rewashed and resanitzed. These Departments were released at 2056 hours for inspection. 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 developing trend of noncompliance and the ineffectiveness of the preventive measures were discussed with plant management during the weekly meeting on 12/08/2010. The noncompliance's involved direct products cross contamination. 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. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See plant response to this noncompliance. NR: 98-2010 dated 11/22/2010 Establishment previous preventive measures was ineffective to prevent this recurrence of this noncompliance.


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

416.15(a) Each official establishment shall take appropriate corrective action(s) when either the establishment or FSIS determines that the establishment’s Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein, or the implementation or maintenance of the Sanitation SOP’s, may have failed to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 20 Dec 2010
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