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: 3 May 2012
Citation: Today at approximately 1207 hours I was preforming a zero tolerance verification task. I observed an area approximately 3 inches in surface area with multiple small (0.25 inch) clumps of brown firm to pasty material on the pelvic inlet of a carcass, this material was consistent with fecal material. I tagged the carcass half with retain tag MPD 61142559, and an employee railed the carcass out upon my direction for removal of the contamination. I observed the removal of the material and released the carcass upon re-inspection. This is a noncompliance with 9 CFR 310.18. I notified of this noncompliance.
310.18(a) Carcasses, organs, and other parts shall be handled in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination with fecal material, urine, bile, hair, dirt, or foreign matter; however, if contamination occurs, it shall be promptly removed in a manner satisfactory to the inspector.