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

Address: 670 E. Cherry Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Establishment No.: m09672

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Mar 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c)

Citation: At approximately 0710 hours, while performing a preoperational sanitation inspection in the slaughter area, I observed the following noncompliance:

1. The lamb/goat front leg spreader bar had blood, hair and fecal on it from the previous days production.
2. The pull cord for the rail switch at the gutting station was covered with dirty grease.
3. The pull cord for the rail switch at the cooler door was covered in dirty grease andfat.

All areas have the potential to contact product. The slaughter foreman was notified and immediate corrective action to clean and sanitize the affected areas was performed. There was no further regulatory action taken.

Mr. [redacted] was verbally notified of the noncompliance and the failure to comply with section 416.13(c) of the Meat Inspection Regulations and page 1 of the establishments SSOP. This noncompliance was not recorded on the establishments preoperational sanitation form, dated 03/13/2012. There are no similar noncompliance records on file.


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


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 3 May 2012
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