Putting Glass Walls on Illinois Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Allen Brothers, Inc.

Address: 3737 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60609
Establishment No.: m1079

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Sep 2011

Code: 01802
Violation: 416.14, 416.3(a)

Citation: September 20, 2011 during an pre-operational san itation review and observation at 0545 Hours;I observed the following conditions in the raw intact and raw non-intact locations. In the raw grinding processing room I observed that the conveyor belt had left over product residue from the previous day's production in the conveyor opening wh ich supports it to stay connected and this is a food contact surface for the raw grou nd meat. In the raw not ground processing area I noticed that a hand holding product meat scraper used in the processing room contained a greasy black colored smeared resid ue substance on it. In the scraper contained scratches and groves in it from wear and tear being used daily. I inform [redacted] of both conditions and did inform her that in previous discussions that was an issue bought to her attention in the past and that a non-compliance would  be documented on an NR  in writing.

Regulation:

416.14 Each official establishment shall routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the Sanitation SOPís and the procedures therein in preventing direct contamination or adulteration of product(s) and shall revise both as necessary to keep them effective and current with respect to changes in facilities, equipment, utensils, operations, or personnel.

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 29 Oct 2011

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