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: 23 May 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0944 hours I, USDA, FSIS, Consumer Safety Inspector, performed unscheduled SPS (Sanitation Performance Standards) and detected the following noncompliance located in the Evisceration department of establishment 01304 P/1: 1. An overhead steel support was heavily beaded with condensation and dripping, the beam was between the West line and the East line. The drip was approximately every 20-25 seconds. The carcasses from both lines were NOT in the drip zone and product was not affected. QA Supervisor, Mr. as well as a QC Technician were both present on the floor and were informed and phsically shown the condensation infraction. This noted noncompliance may inadvertently affect product. Meat & Poultry Inspection Regulations Cfr\9cfr416.13(c) & 416.2(d) & 416.4(d) were not met. Regulation Cfr\9cfr416.13(c),416.2(d),416.4(d) states: 9CFR416.13(c) (c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’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(d) Sanitary Conditions (d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments. QA Technician, contacted Evisceration department Supervisor and in turn initiated immediate corrective actions to bring infraction back into compliance. This is official written documentation of an Sanitation Performance Standards noncompliance. A review of the daily operational sanitation report as well as the GMP report did not reflect any condensation issues earlier in the production day.

Regulation:

416.2(d) 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(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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