Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors from FAUN Friends Of Animals United
Tyson Foods

Address: 403 South Custer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557
Establishment No.: p01325

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Jun 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(b)(3), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0340 hours, I went to Line #[redacted] wet side to begin performing scheduled procedure 01B02. Once the establishment monitor said the area was clear; I began my observation. When I reached the fryer and oven area, I found the CO2 alarm and the 'Fire Suppression' alarm system to be covered with plastic and taped. The tape and plastic held an accumulation of grease, mold and product residues. I then observed baby cockroaches crawling around inside and outside of the plastic covering. The caulking that was placed around these alarms were covered in mold and was coming loose from the wall leaving openings for these cockroaches to harbor behind. There were approximately 6 cockroaches spotted at this time. The walls around this equipment held chunks of meat, grease and other product residues; from previous productions. Then along the wall beside this one; on the other side of the door entrance there was another larger cockroach spotted crawling down the wall. U. S. reject tag # B 36279172 was applied to the wall and area. [redacted] and QSI supervisor [redacted] were both shown the deficiency and notified of this noncompliance. There is also a hole approximately 2 1/2" in diameter, in the ceiling over where the tumbler is located. Production had not started at this time and was not permitted to in this area until necessary actions were taken. All regulatory control actions taken remained in place and were not relinquished until the appropriate corrective actions were taken. The establishment has failed to comply with the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.2(a); 416.2(b)(2); 416.2(b)(3); and 416.4(b). The observance of cockroaches and measures to take control was previously discussed during the weekly meeting dated 06/22/2010.


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(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(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: 30 Jun 2010

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