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: 28 Apr 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 1300 hours, I proceeded to perform scheduled procedure 01C02. I was performing this verification in several locations. During my observations the following was found: In the CVP department; along the wall leading to the warehouse, I observed two roaches and/or bugs. One crawling on the bottom part of the stainless steel table that sits there and the other along the floor and up the wall. I caught both insects and kept them for management. There were several holes/ openings along this wall and floor area. In the cooler that leads into Department #13; the most of the walls held dirt, dust and pieces of unidentified foreign materials splattered along these walls. When I went to touch the wall, I immediately felt the dirt; with a gritty feel, and dust like particles came off into my hand with ease. Stainless steel tanks were lined up along these walls. however they were currently covered and none were observed with the debris on the product. The walls were creating an insanitary condition because although the current tanks were covered, the loose debris could fall onto the plastic or even product if the there are any openings. In the Receiving South Cooler; heavily beaded condensation was observed covering more than 50% of the overhead ceilings and structures in the area. Cardboard combo bins and stainless steel tanks of product were stored in this area and stored in locations below the condensation. One of the overhead beams was observed to be dripping condensation. There was no product below the dripping location. I then went to inform [redacted] of these findings and to give him the caught roaches. I then took him around with me to show him these findings. I then took him to Line # [redacted] to show him another finding; that was later found to be part of the establishments PIP. When I reentered the area I observed one of the plastic, grey totes with one side on the floor and the back side of the tote against the wall. These totes are used for edible product. No product was inside at this time and no employees were around to take corrective actions on the tote itself. This was located on the left side of the hand wash sink. I then showed [redacted] this finding when he entered the area. Mr. [redacted] took actions on the tote and followed up with Q.C and other necessary personnel for some of the corrective actions. The establishment has failed to comply with the regulatory requirements under 9CFR 416.13(c), 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(d),416.3, 416.4(a),(b) and (d).


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

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(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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.

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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