Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
David Elliot Poultry Farm Inc.

Address: 300 Breck St, Scranton PA 18505
Establishment No.: p134

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Sep 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(3), 416.3(a)

Citation: On 09/14/2011 at 0715 while performing a 01B02, I found the following deficiencies: On an elevated platform where there is a large (18" diameter) cogwheel for the moving line there were multiple 1" X 2" clumps of feathers and organic material, as well as several feathers on the adjacent chain. These deficiencies were found after the plant had performed there pre-op sanitation check and no noncompliances had been found by management. Plant manager was notified of the deficiency. No regulatory control action was taken as the plant took immediate corrective action (cleaned and sanitized) and no product was affected as this was found prior to the start of production. This is in violation of 9 CFR 416.3 (a) which states in part: Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product. Also found was a gap between the second movable loading platform and the dock door approximately 1" X 6'. Plant manager was notified of this deficiency. This is in violation of 9 CFR 416.2 (b) (3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice. Failure to control and/or eliminate noncompliances could result in further regulatory and/or administrative actions.

Regulation:

416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

 

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