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

USDA Inspection Report: 8 Nov 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.13(c)

Citation: At 0420 hours, before the start of operations, I was conducting a scheduled preoperational sanitation procedure in the Receiving, Killing, Picking (RKP) Department and observed that the first scalder was full of water that had a green tint. Upon further inspection, I then observed an accumulation of extraneous material floating on the surface along most of the length of the first loop of this scalder. This material was composed mostly of feathers and loose feather barbs too numerous to count. [redacted] QSI Supervisor, was present during my inspection, and I showed him this noncompliance. I applied Reject Tag #B36279296 to the controls for the shackle line which conveys product through the scalder thus preventing use of the scalder. The scalder was drained, recleaned, and refilled, and I was then able to inspect and confirm that sanitary conditions had been restored. I then removed the aforementioned reject tag. Later while performing the same scheduled preoperational sanitation procedure before the start of operations in the Evisceration Department, I observed that the gizzard hopper for Line # [redacted] that collects gizzards and channels them into the CIP pipes had an accumulation of specks along the inner surface. Running 3 fingers across these specks I then observed that they were hard, coarse in texture, and in general appeared to be granules of sand too numerous to count. [redacted] was present for my inspection and observed this noncompliance. This hopper was recleaned in my presence, therefore no regulatory control action was required. I was then able to confirm that sanitary conditions had been restored to this piece of equipment. I reviewed the preoperational sanitation records for the RKP Department and found that the "Scalder" was inspected by two establishment designees between 323 and 330 hours and again between 354 and 416 hours and was marked as "Accept" in both records. Likewise the preoperational sanitation records for the Evisceration Department stated that the "Gizzard Peeler & DeFatter L4 Contact" was inspected by an establishment designee some time between 350 and 355 hours and was marked as "Accept." The establishment failed to observe these noncompliances during the monitoring of the implemention of the SSOP plan.


416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOPís before the start of operations.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOPís.


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