Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 22 Aug 2011
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(c), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Monday, August 22, 2011, at approximately 0504 hours, after the plant's pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA, I performed a pre-op sanitation (01B02) procedure and observed the following noncompliance: In the Live Receiving/Kill Room (Area #1), There was a overhead light filled with dirty water and very dirty on the outside surface. There was a dirty wet bloody cardboard combo against the wall by the rehang conveyor. After the dirty wet bloody combo was removed, the floor was covered with numerous of chicken feather too numerous to count from previous day's operation. I informed (Assistant Lead Live Receiving/Kill Room) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Chilling Department at approximately 0522 hours, there was an overhead light cover broken at the end cap in three pieces at the Box Track location. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 0532 hours, the southeast wall near the Vent Machine was very dirty with chicken fat particles of various sizes from previous day's operation. The overhead light cover above the Recirculation System was very greasy with chicken fat particles of various sizes from previous day's operation. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up/Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0627 hours, the east wall and west wall were very dirty with chicken fat particles of various sizes from previous day's operation. There were multiple holes of various sizes on the four walls in the Cut-Up/Thigh Deboning Department. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Packing Department at approximately 0645 hours, there were approximately fifty (50) small flying insects on the walls at the entrance to CVP area, and the box track's in the Packing Department. I rejected the entrance to CVP area and box track with US Rejected Tag B39 133597 for unsanitary condition. There were also multiple holes of various sizes in the walls at the CVP entrance and box track location. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning Department at approximately 0708 hours, there were multiple holes of various sizes on the four walls in the department. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Cut-Up/Thigh Department) shows deficiencies for the walls for product residue. Direct Product Contact - No. Corrective Action - Cleaned. The department was released at 0607 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving/Kill Room - (0450 hours), Chilling-(0433 hours), Evisceration-(0450 hours), Packing-(0640 hours), and Breast Deboning-(0658 hours) departments) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. (The department was released at ( ) hours for inspection). All noncompliances found were from the previous day's operation. There was no product involved at this time. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. This failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500.
416.1 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.
416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(c) Light. Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.