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Farmer’s Pride Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Apr 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 2200 hrs, after the plants pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations, I observed the following noncompliance's while performing pre-operational sanitation. In the cut-up department I observed numerous pieces of chicken fat, meat and blood clots, various sizes, on multiple areas of the blue stack off track and white plastic drive chain, leading from the cut-up cvp machines into the stack off area. I also observed chicken meat and large pieces of fat approximately 1/2"-1' in diameter under the scales and on the frame of the track. [newline]In the packing department I observed product residue accumulation under the product box track and between the plastic drive chain links, before the cvp machines. And glue, dried chicken pieces and fat in the packing departments' cvp machines black strips. I notified the sanitation supervisor of the noncompliance's. All noncompliances observed were nonproduct contact surfaces. After a review of the plants SSOP records for the cut-up and packing departments, the scales, cvp machines, and the stack off track were all documented as acceptable and the departments were released for USDA inspection at 2150 hrs. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements 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(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: 25 Apr 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 11 Apr 2012

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