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: 26 Jan 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 2300 hours, while performing a review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure in the Cut-Up Department. I observed the cut-up lines were stopped and chicken thighs piled up on the thigh conveyor pass the side guard rails. I also observed chicken thighs piled up in the thigh drop chute. At approximately 2302 hours, I observed Cut-Up Supervisor starting the cut-up lines at the control panel. Once the cut-up lines started to run, the chicken thighs been cuts by the thigh cutter machines were falling to the piled up thigh conveyor, then to the floor and floor drain. At this time, I observed that the product flow in accordance with establishment HACCP plan flow chart for the cut-up thigh conveyor was out of control and immediately took a regulatory control action by asking maintenance employee to stop production in the Cut-Up Department. There were approximately forty and fifty chicken thighs on the floor at this location at the time I rejected the Cut-Up Department for cross contamination of product with US Rejected B39 801231. I informed Cut-Up Supervisor and (2nd Processing Manager) of my observation. Dr. (SVMO) was also informed of this noncompliance. All product involved with this noncompliance were condemned by the establishment. After sanitary conditions were restored and the process was under control, I relinquished my regulatory control action at approximately 2312 hours. After reviewing the plant's SSOP records and GMP Monitor's records there were no entries documented prior to my observation of the noncompliance. The Establishment SSOP Plan under Operational Sanitation, revisions effective 03-18-2008: Processing " [redacted]. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. The noncompliance's 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.

416.4(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: 30 Jan 2011
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