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: 29 Oct 2011

Code: 01001
Violation: 416.4(c), 416.4(d), 416.2(b)(3)

Citation: During the entrance of the loading dock area at approximately 0605 hours I observed the following issue:a 1/2 full spray bottle of green liqu id fluid substance was siting directly on top of a raw container filled with raw beef  product fat trimmings. The edges of the plastic cap covering around the inside of the container were not completely covered at all sides. I observed raw exposed product parts uncovered.Du ring the review of a standard operational task at approximately 1300 hours; I also observed the loading dock exit side door cracked open. The entrance into the plant was made accessible to the point that someth ing could be allowed to enter the facility u n-noticed . The shipping dock door was left wide open and unattended with a trailer of product in door number one.I noticed  someone had previously alsoopened up the receiving door to loading main entrance and it was u nattended. I stood there for three minutes to observe the area and locations. [redacted] came on the dock and I was able to ask her why the doors were left with opening into the establishment. [redacted]) coordinator stated that someone had been previously working in the receiving dock and did not shut out opening to access an entrance.


416.4(c) Cleaning compounds, sanitizing agents, processing aids, and other chemicals used by an establishment must be safe and effective under the conditions of use. Such chemicals must be used, handled, and stored in a manner that will not adulterate product or create insanitary conditions. Documentation substantiating the safety of a chemicalís use in a food processing environment must be available to FSIS inspection program employees for review.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 02 Dec 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 20 Sep 2011

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