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: 20 Dec 2010

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

Citation: On Monday, 12/20/2010, 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, the following was observed: Air Chill Department), I observed beads of condensation various sizes dripping from the overhead pipes and ceiling onto the shackles on the West and East exit line from the Air Chill. I rejected the West and East exit Lines from the Air chill with US Rejected Tag B39 801400. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Live Receiving, Live Hang, Slaughter, Scalding and Picking Department at approximately 1850 hours, the following noncompliance's were observed: Brown residue buildup and feathers on the upper inside surface of the Hock Picker. The overhead light cover between the Hock Picker and the Blood Tunnel had green mold buildup on the inside surface approximately six (6) foot long and one (1) inch wide. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 1923 hours, the following noncompliance's were observed: Water dripping from the ceiling onto the shackles after the west Oil Sac Cutter. I rejected the shackles on the west line for unsanitary condition with US Rejected Tag B39 801393. I observed thick product residue buildup on the motors and inside covers that was black and brown in color on the West Gizzard Machine. The bottom surface on the inside had yellowish thick chicken grease residue buildup with a foul odor. The motor chains area in the front was in the same condition as the motor casing. I rejected the West Gizzard Machine for unsanitary condition with US Rejected Tag B39 801394. Product does not directly contact these surfaces, but the covers open in the front and two holes open on the bottom with product passing beside them just a few inches away. The accumulation of product residue here represents an insanitary condition with the likely multiplication of microorganisms in close proximity to product. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant SSOP's forms (Air Chill Entrance, Exit and Giblet Chill Areas) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. These areas were released at 1830 hours for inspection. A check of the Plant SSOP's forms (Live Receiving, Live Hang, Slaughter, Scalding and Picking) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance's. This area was released at 1840 hours for inspection. A check of the Plant SSOP's forms (Evisceration West)) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance's. This area was released at 1845 hours for inspection. Some of the equipment rejected was product contact surfaces. All noncompliance's found were from previous day's operation. This developing trend of noncompliance and the ineffectiveness of the preventive measures will be 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 establishment response to this noncompliance. Establishment previous preventive measure was ineffective to prevent this recurrence of noncompliance. NR: 102-2010 dated 12/7/2010

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(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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 21 Dec 2010
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