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: 25 Jan 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 2257 hours, while performing the review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure in the Cut-Up Department, I observed beads of condensation various sizes dripping on chicken carcasses and shackles from the concrete ceiling at Cut-Up Lines [redacted] and [redacted] I immediately have maintenance person stop production in the Cut-Up Department. At close observation, I observed beads of condensation dripping at the front halves cutter machines and leg quarters cutter machine location. I also observed beads of condensation from the concrete ceiling at four different product contact surfaces areas in the Cut-Up Department. I took a regulatory control action on Cut-Up Lines [redacted] and [redacted] with US Rejected Tags B39 801229 and B39 801230. All product (Organic - 1/4 Combo of chicken backs, 1/2 Combo of chicken front halves, 1/4 bin of chicken thighs, 1/2 box of chicken drumsticks, 1/2 box of chicken legs, 40 pound of chicken wings, 2 box of 40 pound of chicken drumsticks, 32 whole carcasses and 15 saddle carcasses) involved with this noncompliance were retained by Quality Assurance with QA Retained Tags. After the establishment corrective action was in place and the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the Cut-Up Department at approximately 2330 hours. There was approximately 33 minutes downtime involved with this noncompliance. The product involved was taken to the product recondition station. I informed (Cut-Up Supervisor) of my observation. Mr. (Night Shift Plant Manager) and Dr. (SVMO) was also informed of this noncompliance. A check of the plant's Operational Sanitation records and GMP Monitor's records (Cut-Up Department) shows no documentation prior to my observation. A check of the plant SSOP records (Cut-Up Lines [redacted] and [redacted] show no deficiencies for the above noncompliances. This area was released at 2115 hours for inspection. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. The Establishment Operational Sanitation and Sanitary Conditions which states under Objective: " [redacted] ". The noncompliance 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. .


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

416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 26 Jan 2011
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