Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Nicholas Meats, L.L.C.
Address: 72 Barrville Rd, Belleville, PA 17004
Establishment No.: m4465
USDA Inspection Report: 18 Apr 2012
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(d)
Citation: On April 18, 2012 at approximately 1500 hours I walked into the cooler and noticed that the overhead cooling unit was dripping, also the rails and supporting framework had condensation that was dripping on carcasses as they were pushed into the cooler. The carcasses present on the 4 rails closest to the door had condensation dripping on them. I informed supervisor, QA of this noncompliance. The line was stopped and the maintenance department removed all the condensation. All of the carcasses which had condensation dripped on were retained by the QA personnel. The area where the cooling unit was dripping water was rejected and no product was placed there.
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.2(b)(1) 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.
416.2(d) 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.