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

USDA Inspection Report: 31 Mar 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.2(e), 416.4(d)

Citation: At 0910 hours, I was informed by Inspector [redacted] that uninspected birds had been left at the backup opener station after the production lines had been cleared for the regularly scheduled 1/2 hour lunch break. I immediately went to the Evisceration Department and confirmed that 3 birds were left at the backup opener, but they had been covered with blue translucent plastic. However, I also observed that 1 bird was left at the reprocessing station near the rehang belt and had been left exposed. I also observed that the area, including the floor, was being power-washed by an establishment employee. This power-washing was causing a nearby drain to overflow and create a large puddle of bloody water and production scraps. I immediately contacted [redacted] Assistant Plant Manager, and showed him the noncompliances. He elected to condemn the affected product, the drain was cleared, and sanitary conditions were restored. 9 CFR 416.2(e) requires that plumbing systems be installed and maintained to provide adequate floor drainage in all areas where floors are subject to flooding-type cleaning. 9 CFR 416.4(d) requires that product be protected from adulteration. It is also noteworthy that the potential for this noncompliance was discussed and documented during the weekly USDA/Plant meeting on Feb 15, 2011. Also, on page 6 of the Establishment's SSOP plan under the section titled [redacted] and item 15.4 states, ." Therefore the establishment has also not conducted these written procedures of their own SSOP plan as required in 9 CFR 416.13(b).


416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOPís at the frequencies specified.

416.2(e) Plumbing. Plumbing systems must be installed and maintained to: (1) Carry sufficient quantities of water to required locations throughout the establishment; (2) Properly convey sewage and liquid disposable waste from the establishment; (3) Prevent adulteration of product, water supplies, equipment, and utensils and prevent the creation of insanitary conditions throughout the establishment; (4) Provide adequate floor drainage in all areas where floors are subject to flooding-type cleaning or where normal operations release or discharge water or other liquid waste on the floor; (5) Prevent back-flow conditions in and cross-connection between piping systems that discharge waste water or sewage and piping systems that carry water for product manufacturing; and (6) Prevent the backup of sewer gases.

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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