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Jaindl Turkey Sales Inc.

Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: p460

USDA Inspection Report: 3 Oct 2011

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

Citation: On this day while performing a scheduled verification procedure 01C02, non-compliance was observed. Behind the USDA Inspection station, establishment has an offline bird cavity washer which is used in the reconditioning of turkeys which are contaminated by fecal material. Inspection observed the use of this bird washer by a plant employee while it was in an insanitary condition. The drain hole for the washer was blocked with material, which prevented the water, blood and fecal material from exiting the machine, thus when a bird was loaded onto the machine for washing, the hocks of the legs were in contact with the waste material from previous birds, thereby causing cross contamination. Also, the center washing rod of the inner workings of the washer was observed to have possible intestine/crop/esophagus wrapped around 2/3 of the shaft also a cause of cross contamination and or malfunction of the washing device. US Reject Tag #B20505920 was affixed to the bird washer, and the employee was verbally informed to stop using the machine. This non-compliance was then shown to who stated he would have the machine cleaned as soon as possible. Observations by Inspection represent a failure of the establishment to meet regulatory requirements including; 9 CFR 416.13(c) which states "Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's.", 9 CFR 416.4(a) which states "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.", and 9 CFR 416.1 which states "Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated." was informed of this non-compliance with regulations verbally and was informed in writing with the issuance of this Non-compliance Report.

Regulation:

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.

 

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