Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors from FAUN Friends Of Animals United
Stephen G. Manieri

Address: 10 Heydts School House Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Establishment No.: m09381

USDA Inspection Report: 9 May 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2)

Citation: At approximately 1230 hours, while performing a sanitation performance standards inspection in the slaughter and skinning area, I observed the following noncompliance:
Slaughter area:
1. The light switch conduit next to the exit door has rust and peeling paint.
2. The connectors and pipe hangers adjacent to the exit door are rusty.
3. The top of the wall opposite the knocking box has two rusty, broken pipe hangers.
4. The metal bracket on the wall next to the knocking box has rust and peeling paint.
5. The corner above the drain has cobwebs.
Skinning Area:
1. The scale arm has rust and peeling paint.
All areas are non product contact and there was no product affected. There was no further regulatory action taken.
[redacted] Production Supervisor was verbally notified of the noncompliance and the failure to comply with sections 416.2(b)(1)(2) of the Meat Inspection Regulations Sanitation Performance Standards. There was no record of the noncompliance being observed and recorded on the establishments SSOP form.  There are no similar noncompliance records on file.


416.2(b)(1) Construction.  Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.


Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 12 Mar 2012

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