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Dickinson & Son 84 Pkg Co. Inc

Address: 1949 Rt. 136, Eighty-Four, PA 15330
Establishment No.: m19455

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Jan 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(b)(3), 416.3(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: Today Friday January 27, 2012 at approx. 0730, I observed the following Non-Compliances.
The following Non-Compliances were observed in the slaughter floor area and the chill cooler area.
1. The ceiling of the slaughter floor has numerous small hole up to about a inch in diameter around numerous different things that were ran through the ceiling ex; water lines, bolts, electric cords.
2. The entrance doors leading onto the slaughter floor from the retail area has surface rust forming on the slaughter floor side of the door.
3. The glazed tile wall to the left of the door leading to the barn has been damaged; the mortar joints between the tiles have fallen out leaving an approx. three quarter inch gap in several areas.
4. The ventilation grid above the knocking pen door is hanging down about two inches on the left hand corner.
5. The far back left corner of the kill floor wall, where pipes are coming through the wall there are gaps around the pipes and approx. two inch in diameter holes where that appears that pipes were removed.
6. The ceiling of the slaughter floor has what appears be product residue on it from previous production days.
7. The rail that supports the sliding door at the rear exit of the slaughter floor has what appears to be rust, debris and dust build up.
8. In the chill cooler there is a nesting rack on the floor to the left walking in the door that has a build up of what appears to be product residue from previous day(s) production.
9. The ceiling in the chill cooler has what appears to be product residue on it.
10. The plastic pipe framed retain cage in the corner of the chill cooler has what appears to be product residue on it from previous day(s) production and also the metal brackets attaching it to the wall are rusted.

Informed Plant Production Supervisor of the noncompliance’s both verbally and in writing with this Noncompliance Record.


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(b)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration 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(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.

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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 14 Feb 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 19 Oct 2011

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