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Dickinson & Son 84 Pkg Co. Inc

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

USDA Inspection Report: 17 May 2012

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

Citation: On Thursday, May 17, 2012 during the performance of a Sanitation Performance Standard Verification Task observed the following Noncompliances. 1) Outside premises, observed high weeds and grass (up to approx. 4 ft. in height in areas) among the storage trailers located at the back of the building. 2) South-east corner of the building observed a damaged and missing section of soffit with the remnants of dried weeds and grass indicating the area is a harborage site for pests. 3) Back doors exiting the building from the smokehouse/kitchen area observed a gap along the bottom of the doors approx. 3/8 inch the entire length and gap at the center of the doors approx. 3/8 inch wide. 4) Cutting table located in the small processing room located off the smokehouse/kitchen, 2 x 4 poly block table top observed a black mold-like residue covering the entire surface area. 5) Holding Cooler, observed brownish colored staining throughout several areas of the ceiling indicating moisture damage, including areas of peeling/cracking paint. 6) Holding Cooler, carcass rail entry from the kill floor, observed a rusted section within the doorway entry. Informed Plant Vice president verbally and in writing of the noncompliance observed.


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)(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.

416.4(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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