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USA Pork Packers Inc

Address: 328 South Wyoming St, Hazelton, PA 18201
Establishment No.: m20760

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Oct 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.2(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: On 14 October 2010, at approximately 0850 hrs, whilst performing a scheduled ISP procedure code 01C02 (Operational Sanitation), Dr [redacted] the Sunbury FLS, Dr [redacted] the Line Inspector at Est 20760, and I ([redacted] DVM, MRCVS), identified the following noncompliance in the middle cooler: Approximately twenty market swine carcasses were on a rail awaiting further processing and the necks of these carcasses were observed in contact with the floor beneath. I took immediate regulatory control action and affixed US Rejected/US Retained tag number B39443931 to the first pig on this aforementioned rail. [redacted] Jr. was notified of this noncompliance at approximately 0851 hrs. Establishment employees trimmed all the carcasses such that the lowest portions were approximately 15 cm, or greater, from the slaughterhouse floor. I reviewed the establishment's actions at approximately 0921 hrs, deemed them to be satisfactory, at which point I removed the US Rejected/US Retained tag and released the swine carcasses. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.2(b)(1), which states the following: "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."; 9 CFR 416.4(d), which states the following: "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments."

Regulation:

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.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

 

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