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: 9 Jan 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Sunday, 01/09/2011, at approximately 1853 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 (Live Hang/Slaughter/Scalding/Picking Department) the following was observed: Brown residue buildup underneath of all four (4) transfer tracks in the live hang area. Two overhead motors rusted and peeling at the bird washer area. Feathers on the upper framework to the pre-hock cutter machine too numerous to count. Two vent covers to the vent the exhaust vent dirt and dust buildup at the south end of evisceration area. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 1914 hours, the following noncompliance was observed: White UFM's (Unidentified Foreign Materials) buildup on the product contact surface of six to seven opener bottom guards to the West Opener Machine. I rejected the West Opener Machine with US Rejected Tag B39 801210. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Leg/Thigh/Breast Debone Department at approximately 2000 hours, the following were observed: Chicken fat pieces and particles various sizes on the product contact surface (product conveyor, employee product drop chutes, transfer conveyor and employee cutting boards) of the Gainco Machine too numerous to count. I rejected the Gainco Machine with US Rejected Tag B39 801393. Grease buildup on the product contact surface of the transfer conveyor and skinner belt at Breast Deboning Line I rejected the transfer Conveyor and Skinner Belt with US Rejected Tag B39 801396. Grease buildup on the product contact surface of the Nugget Conveyor. I rejected the Nugget Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801399. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant SSOP's forms ((Live Receiving/Live Hang/Slaughter/Scalding & Picking) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. These areas were released at 1830 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's form Evisceration West Department shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. This area was release at 1912 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's for (Thigh Debone) show deficiencies for the Incline conveyor for chicken pieces and Gainco product conveyor for overspray. Corrective Measure - Rewashed and Resanitized the two product contact area. The area was released at 1952 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's for (Breast Debone) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. This area was released at 1952 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 01/05/2011. 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. The establishment previous preventive measures have not been implemented or ineffective to prevent this recurrence of this noncompliance. NR: 110-2010 dated 12/28/2010

Regulation:

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).

416.3(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: 11 Jan 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 Dec 2010

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