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Eberly Poultry

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

USDA Inspection Report: 22 Aug 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(d), 416.3(b), 416.4(b), 416.4(c)

Citation: At approximately 0900 hours, while touring the facility with Dr. [redacted] we observed the following: In the room off of eviscerations used to store the clean grey barrels for both product and condemned material. The barrels used for chilling feet, livers, hearts, and gizzards were stored upside down on the pallet labeled for the storage of the inedible containers. This meant that the food contact surface of barrel number 4 was in direct contact with the pallet that normally stores inedible containers. Additionally, the walls of this room had multiple areas of black mold growing. Mr.  [redacted] Evisceration Supervisor, was shown these non-compliances. He took immediate corrective actions regarding tank number 4 in our presence. In the product chill cooler, there was an area of broken Chemlit on the left hand side wall of the door. In the evisceration room, the yellow plastic covering of the handle of the mop used for addressing condensation that was broken in multiple areas leaving pointing projections that were close to breaking off and exposing rusty patches. In the product cooler, there was a section of broken Chemlit in the wall on the right hand side of the door leading to the room used to pack whole birds. In the product freezer, there were areas of frozen condensation. On area behind the second shelf of the metal shelving had an icicle about 6 inches in length. Additionally, there was frost covering most of the product boxes stored on this shelving unit with one box covered in frost that was about 1 inch deep. There was broken pieces of the ice and frost on the boxes stored in the middle of the freezer. The ice pieces were black from dust frozen within the water and there were flakes of white paint on the boxes. In the room upstairs where gloves and paper towels are stored, the room had dust on all the struts used for wall support and on the shelving units. The shelving unit used to store gloves had two open boxes stored directly beneath a dusty shelf. These gloves are used by employees to handle product. The wall behind this storage unit has exposed insulation. There were two product knife stored on a dusty strut along with paper debris and pieces of insulation. There was a product knife stored in a box along with antifreeze, "gunk" remover, and a rope. Old equipment and material is stored in such a manner that makes the areas inaccessible to inspection. Mr.  [redacted] HACCP Manager, was verbally informed of the non-compliance. The establishment is not complying with 9CFR 416.29b091), 416.(d), 416.3(b), and 416.4(b).


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(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.3(b) Equipment and utensils must not be constructed, located, or operated in a manner that prevents FSIS inspection program employees from inspecting the equipment or utensils to determine whether they are in sanitary condition.

416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 23 Aug 2011
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