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Farmer’s Pride Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jun 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 2045 hrs., after the plants pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations, I observed the following noncompliance’s while performing the review and observation PHIS task for pre-operational sanitation. In the deboning department I observed pieces of chicken meat and fat, approximately 4 pieces 1/4 -1/2” in diameter, on the direct product contact surface of the breast portioner and the blue conveyor. I immediately rejected the breast portioner with U.S tag #B39800948 and notified the sanitation supervisor of the noncompliance.[newline]While continuing my pre-op inspection in the packing department, at approximately 2240 hrs.  I observed three tanks with multiple chicken particles, approximate sizes of “ on direct product contact surface of the inside of the tanks. I immediately rejected the tanks with U.S. tag #B39800949 and notified of the noncompliance. After a review of the plants SSOP records for the deboning department, the breast portioner was documented as acceptable and the department was released for USDA inspection at 2031 hrs. In the packing department the tanks were documented as acceptable and the department was released for USDA inspection at 2230 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(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.


Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 4 Jun 2012

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