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: 30 Jan 2011

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

Citation: On Sunday, 01/30/2011, at approximately 1845 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 and red blood residue buildup, feathers buildup and dirt inside of the dumper #24 with a foul odor. The top cover had feathers buildup on the entire cover. I rejected Dumper #24 with US Rejected Tag B39 801226 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 1900 hours, the following noncompliance was observed: Wall by the west opener machine had chicken fat particles and grease spots various sizes too numerous to count. Chicken fat particles and grease spots various sizes too numerous to count. Chicken fat particles and grease spots various sizes on the ceiling above the west opener machine, west evisceration line and east and west transfer lines. While continuing my inspection in the Leg/Thigh/Breast Debone Department at approximately 1948 hours, the following were observed: Chicken fat pieces and particles various sizes on the product contact surface of the product conveyor, drip pan and inside/outside frameworks too numerous to count. I rejected the product conveyor to the Gainco Machine with US Rejected Tag B39 801227. Chicken fat pieces and particles various sizes on the leg dumper frames, thigh dumper frames, leg and thigh conveyor drip pans, Gainco Batch Scales frames, thigh cat walk and breast rib cage conveyor too numerous to count. While continuing my inspection in the Packing Department at approximately 2139 hours, I observed chicken fat pieces and particles on the product contact surface to the incline conveyor to line [redacted] approximately nine to ten chicken fat pieces and particles on this conveyor. I rejected Incline Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801228. I informed (Night Shift Plant Manager) of my observation. I informed (Sanitation Manager) on all 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 and East Department shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. These areas were release at 1830 hours and 1831 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's for (Thigh Debone) show deficiencies for the Gainco Product Conveyor for overspray. Corrective Measure - Rewashed and Resanitized. The area was released at 1915 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's for (Breast Debone) shows deficiencies for the Rib Cage Conveyor for chicken pieces. Corrective Measure - Rewashed and Resanitized. This area was released at 1925 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's for Packing Line Department shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. This area was released at 1915 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 01/26/2011. 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: No response at this time. NR: 8-2011 dated 1/26/2011

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).

416.4(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: 3 Feb 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 26 Jan 2011

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