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Farmer’s Pride Inc.

Address: 154 West Main St, Fredricksburg, PA, 17026
Establishment No.: p1304

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Mar 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Tuesday, 03/29/2011, at approximately 1849 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, the following was observed: Air Chill Department), I observed beads of condensation various sizes on the overhead pipes, electric gray pipes, catwalks and fans over the product zone area in Chamber 1. I rejected Chamber 1 with US Rejected Tag B39 801261. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) of my observation. At approximately 1905 hours, in the (Live Hang/Slaughter/Scalding/Picking Department) the following was observed: Excessive amount of black and brown UFM's (Unidentified Foreign Materials) particles various sizes into the East Scalder from previous day's operation. I rejected the East Scalder with US Rejected Tag B30 801265 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Leg/Thigh Debones Department, the following was observed: Beads of condensation various sizes dripping onto the product zone area in the Ante Room. I rejected the Ante Room with US Rejected Tag B39 801264 for unsanitary condition. I also rejected the Thigh Incline, Conveyor, Leg Incline Conveyor, Gainco Batch Scale (chicken fat pieces) and Rib Cage Conveyor for chicken fat particles various sizes too numerous to count from previous day's operation. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department, the following was observed: Chicken fat particles various sizes on the product contact surface of multiple shackles from Cut-Up Lines [redacted] and [redacted] I rejected Cut-Up Lines [redacted] and [redacted] with US Rejected Tag B39 801263 for unsanitary condition. I also rejected the Front Half Cutter for chicken fat particles various sizes o the product contact surface too numerous to count from previous day's operation. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant SSOP form (Air Chill) shows deficiencies for the above noncompliance. Reason failed - condensation in Chamber 1. Corrective Measure - dry - ice. Product contact area - No. This area was released at 1835 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP form (Live Receiving, Live Hang, Slaughter, scalding and Picking) shows deficiencies for the scalder. Reason failed - feathers. Corrective Measure - Rework. Product contact area - Yes. This area was released at 1905 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP form (Breast Lines [redacted] and [redacted] Thigh and Leg Debone) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. These areas were released at 2030 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP form (Debone Room) shows deficiencies for the condensation in the Ante Room. Corrective Measure - Hang Plastic in CVP Cooler. Product contact area - Yes. This area was released at 2030 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP form (Cut-Up Lines [redacted] and [redacted] shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. These areas were released at 2240 hours for inspection This developing trend of noncompliance and the ineffectiveness of the preventive measures was discussed with plant management during the weekly meeting on 03/24/2011. 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 response. NR: 18-2011 dated 2/28/2011

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).

416.2(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(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: 5 Apr 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 27 Mar 2011

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