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: 1 May 2012
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(h)(1), 416.2(h)(2), 416.2(h)(3)
Citation: On 01 May 2012, at approximately 1155 hrs, while reviewing the locker rooms and bathrooms immediately beyond the fabrication area, I observed the following noncompliances:[newline][newline]1) In the men's room, there were used paper towels scattered over the floor; there was a large plastic wrapper in the urinal with urine on it; the paper towel dispenser was shattered in pieces on the floor; no paper towels were in the room; the door to the room was swollen and warped to the point that it can no longer close properly;[newline][newline]2) In the women's room, there was standing water and used paper towels scattered throughout the floor;[newline][newline]3) The restroom to the left of the one for the men also contained used paper towels all over the floor and all over the sides of the sink;[newline][newline]4) The locker rooms of both sexes contained used paper towels, food wrappers, and other debris scattered throughout.[newline][newline]Upon identification of the noncompliance, I affixed US Rejected/US Retained tag number B39288624 to the area. and were notified of the noncompliance by 1200 hrs.[newline][newline]The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.1; 9 CFR 416.2(b)(1), (b)(2), (h)(1), (h)(2) & (h)(3).
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(h)(1) Dressing rooms, toilet rooms, and urinals must be sufficient in number, ample in size, conveniently located, and maintained in a sanitary condition and in good repair at all times to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any product. They must be separate from the rooms and compartments in which products are processed, stored, or handled.
416.2(h)(2) Lavatories with running hot and cold water, soap, and towels, must be placed in or near toilet and urinal rooms and at such other places in the establishment as necessary to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any product.
416.2(h)(3) Refuse receptacles must be constructed and maintained in a manner that protects against the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.