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: 16 May 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 1950 hrs., while performing the operational SSOP review and observation PHIS task in the evisceration department, after pre-operational sanitation and before product entered the department I observed the following noncompliance. The east line liver harvest white table had multiple black specks and a black shoe print from a boot on the direct product contact surface. I immediately rejected the white liver harvest table with U.S. tag #B40170496 and notified the 1st processing manager of the noncompliance. There was no product involved.[newline]At approximately 2200hrs., I observed multiple chicken carcasses falling off the east line rehanger at the air-chill line on to the stainless steel table below. The employee was trying to recover the chicken carcasses but multiple chicken carcasses started to fall on the floor. I immediately initiated regulatory control action and stopped the east line. I then observed the employee recovering the chicken carcasses off the floor and putting them into a gray finished product barrel without properly reconditioning them. I immediately retained the gray finished product barrel of chicken carcasses with U.S. tag #B40170489 and notified the evisceration supervisor of the noncompliance. After the chicken carcasses were reconditioned and the gray finished product barrel was recleaned and sanitized, I relinquished regulatory control action and started the line. After a review of the plants SSOP records for the evisceration department, no deficiencies were documented prior to my observations. 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(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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 17 May 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 15 May 2012

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