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: 14 Jul 2010

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

Citation: At 1318 I performed a walkthrough inspection of the facilities in the Evisceration Department. I observed water dripping from 4 points along a 1.5 ft section of metal support grid for the ceiling tiles. The rate of drops from each of the points was 1 every few seconds. All of the drops were falling onto the top of the final wash cabinets (which are connected) for Line # [redacted] which is a main production line and was full of birds, and Line # [redacted] which was running but was not conveying product. The water falling from the ceiling was then running into the openings in the top of the cabinet that allow the shackles to pass through. I immediately stopped the line and informed [redacted] While plastic sheeting was being hung to divert the leak, I observed a second location 5 feet away which was dripping water from a single point directly over Line # [redacted] at a slightly slower rate. Eventually plastic sheeting was placed between the product and the ceiling to divert the water leaks. At 1350 I released the line, and all the contaminated surfaces and affected birds on Line # [redacted] were rinsed with chlorinated water as they exited the final wash cabinet.

Regulation:

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.

416.4(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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