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Empire Kosher Poultry
Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Jun 2011
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 0510, while performing a verification of the SSOP procedure, I observed the following noncompliance:[newline]Cooler #5 located in the cookroom, had water dripping from the ceiling. The water appeared to be seeping from the ceiling itself. After entering the cooler door the leaks were located to the left of the door. the dripping of water was observed at several areas, encompassing approximately a 10' by15' area. There were trees of product setting directly under the area of the dripping water, these trees of product were covered with plastic. I immediately informed Ms. (HACCP Tech), also at this time I tagged the cooler with USDA tag #B33378025. I informed that all product needed to be removed from the cooler. As I observed the product being removed, one of the trees of chicken hot dogs had an exposed area of product. The plant opted to condemn the exposed product consisting of approximately 330 pounds. I also observed a white substance in several areas of the ceiling, this has been a problem for the past several weeks. A program was set up by the plant to monitor the cooler every 2 hours. When monitoring if the substance was observed it would be mopped. The mentioned program was not implemented due to the cooler being locked up over the weekend due to rabbical laws. this is a violation of 9CFR 416.2(b) (1) and 416.4(d) .
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.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.