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: 23 Jan 2011

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

Citation: On Sunday, 1/23/2011, at approximately 1903 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: (Evisceration Department), I observed thick product residue buildup on the motors and inside covers (Back Cover) that was black and brown in color on the West Gizzard Machine with a foul odor from previous days operation. The bottom surface on the inside had black and 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 801221. 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 observed black grease specks and marking on the product contact surface of the West Line Rehang Conveyor at different locations from previous day's operation. I observed black grease specks and marking on four white rollers underneath the conveyors with come in contact with the conveyors. I rejected the West Line Rehang Conveyors with US Rejected Tag B39 801219. I informed (Sanitation supervisor) of my observation. While continuing my inspection at approximately 1941 hours, in the Live Hanging Area, the following was observed: The Coop Tracks from the Live Hang Room to the Unloader Area were very dirty with feathers, feed and fecal materials buildup from previous day's operation. The support frames for the Coop Tracks were also very dirty. The drain pit was half fill with feathers, feeds and fecal materials. The inside walls to the drain pit had brown residue buildup on both sides with a very strong foul odor. Six chicken coops stacked near the west wall were very dirty (feathers, feed and fecal materials). I rejected the Unloader Area and Live Hang Room with US Rejected Tag B39801220. I informed (Sanitation supervisor) of my observation. A check of the Plant SSOP's forms (Live Receiving, Live Hang, Slaughter, Scalding and Picking) shows deficiencies for the Live Hang Room for feathers. Corrective Measure - Rewash and Resanitized. This area was released at 1933 hours for inspection. A check of the Plant SSOP's forms (Evisceration West)) shows deficiencies for feathers. Corrective Measure - Rewash and Resanitzed. This area was released at 1840 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 were discussed with plant management during the weekly meeting on 1/19/2011. 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 to this noncompliance. The establishment previous preventive measures have not been implemented or ineffective to prevent this recurrence of this noncompliance. NR: 1-2011 dated 1/9/2011


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.

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: 25 Jan 2011
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