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Empire Kosher Poultry
Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015
USDA Inspection Report: 26 Jul 2011
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0405 while performing pre-operational sanitation in the raw side of the cook room, I found the following noncompliances:[newline]1. The auger for the small grinder had a chip out of a repair weld. The chip was approximately 3/8" in size and rough around the edges. This could very well be a harborage area for bacteria. I tagged the auger with USDA tag #B37853305 at 0407. The auger was removed from production floor until it could be fixed. I released the auger at 1000.[newline]2. A black substance was found on a majority of the equipment (small and large mixer, both grinders, RT7, 430 L, Handtmann, dump tanks). This substance had the appearance of dust or powder when wiping it with your hand/paper towel. This substance encompassed both product and non product contact surfaces. I immediately notified (HACCP TECH). No tag was used since it was cleaned before I left the area. [newline]When reviewing preoperational sanitation paperwork generated by the plant, all was found acceptable at 0400 hours. This is a violation of 9CFR 416.4 (a) and (b), and your own SSOP.[newline]
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
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.