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: 27 Dec 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.16(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 2027 hours, while walking by the East Giblet Harvest station, I observed water dripping onto the poultry carcasses on the east evisceration line. At close examination, the water was dripping from the overhead water control valve system (Hot and Cold) onto the overhead white pipes down to the support bars to the shackle rail to the poultry carcasses on the east evisceration line. I immediately took a regulatory control action by stopping production. I informed (Evisceration Supervisor) and (Quality Assurance Supervisor) of my observation. I rejected the East Evisceration Line and approximately thirty poultry carcasses with US Rejected/Retained Tag B39 801386 for unsanitary condition. All product involved was recondition by plant management. After sanitary conditions were restored and the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the East Evisceration Line. There was approximately eight (8) minutes downtime with this noncompliance. At approximately 0155 hours, 12/26/2010, I observed plastic hanging at the same location with water dripping from the overhead water control valve system. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation records (Evisceration) dated 12/26/2010, there was no entry documented for leaks above the East Giblet Harvest station. The noncompliance's found involved direct product contamination. A check of the plant SSOP's forms, plant's Operational Sanitation records Maintenance and GMP Monitor's records (Evisceration) shows no documentation for the above noncompliance's on 12/27/2010 prior to my observation. A review of the Establishment SSOP Plan, revisions effective date 03/18/2008, under operational sanitation which states, " [redacted] ". "Please refer to SSOP book for standards to be met", which states," [redacted] ". This part of the Establishment SSOP Plan was revised on 4/15/2009. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. 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.

416.15(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).

416.16(a) Each official establishment shall maintain daily records sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring of the Sanitation SOP’s and any corrective actions taken. The establishment employee(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP’s as being responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the procedure(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP’s shall authenticate these records with his or her initials and the date.

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


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