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Eberly Poultry

Address: 1095 Mt. Airy Rd, Stevens, PA 17578
Establishment No.: p09965

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Jan 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(d), 416.5(a)

Citation: At approximately 0845 hrs. while walking to the end of the evisceration line I observed a pile up of chicken carcasses on the table at the house checker station. The carcasses were pile-up to the line to the shackles. I also observed the rehang belt had a pile -up of chicken carcasses on it. On 01-04-11 I observed the same thing but when the shackles hit the pile-up of birds some of the birds fell on the floor. Also at that time I observed a bird fall off the conveyor belt before it reached the rehang belt, because of the pile up on it. Mr. [redacted] department supervisor, was trying to control the problem my informing the kill floor personal to hold the birds back because of the pile-up. I observed the personal in the kill floor throw birds in the window on the belt, even though Mr. [redacted] asked them to stop sending the birds in until he got the production under control. I told Mr. [redacted] that no NR would be issued that day because he was trying to control the problem. Additionally at approximately at 0945 hr.at the restart of the line after company break I observed an employee pick up a knife off the floor at the first neck cut station and place it in the scabbard in front of her. I took immediate regulatory control action by stopping the line and inform Mr. [redacted] supervisor of the non compliance, while Mr. [redacted] was walking around the line to take care of the non compliance, the next employee took the steal out of the scabbard which the contaminated knife was placed and started to sharpen another knife. Neither employee changed their gloves or rinsed them off or try to clean any of the equipment that was contaminated . Mr. [redacted] took immediate corrective action so no further regulatory control was needed. The plant is not meeting 9n CFR 416.4(a),416.4(d) or 416.5(a).


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

416.5(a) Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 11 Jan 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 5 Jan 2011

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