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: 24 Mar 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0017 hours, while performed an unscheduled review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure in the Cut-Up Department, I observed water dripping from the box track pan into a box of chicken backs at the breast incline conveyor in the Cut-Up Department. At close examination, I observed the dirty water dripping into a box of chicken wing portion; the dirty water was dripping from underneath of the box track pan at approximately every thirty (30) second as the boxes of product pass by this location. I immediately took a regulatory control action by stopping production in the Cut-Up Department. I informed (Cut-Up Supervisor) and (Second Processing Superintendent) of my observation. I rejected Cut-Up for unsanitary condition with US Rejected Tag B39 801334. I retained approximately one hundred (100) pound of product (Chicken backs and Chicken wing portion) with US Retained Tag B39 801378. The box of chicken backs was condemned by establishment. The box of chicken wing portions was taken to the product recondition station. After sanitary conditions were restored and the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions for the Cut-Up Department at 0034 hours. There was approximately seventeen (17) minutes downtime with this noncompliance. A check of the plant SSOP's and GMP forms, plant's Operational Sanitation record (Cut-Up) shows no documentation for the above noncompliances. The Establishment SSOP Plan under Operational Sanitation for Cut-Up and Packing Department, revisions effective 06-22-2010, Document #24104: Cut Up and Packing Operational Sanitation Monitoring " [redacted]. "Paragraph 2, Line [redacted] 4 [redacted]". Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. 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(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

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


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