Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Empire Kosher Poultry
Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015
USDA Inspection Report: 14 May 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: On 5/14/2012 at approximately 0607 hours while walking through the evisceration area, I noted the following Sanitation SOP noncompliance: The turkey tank at the off-line reprocessing area was filled over the top edge with turkeys and was close enough to the wall to cause the leg, thigh, and the side of 1 bird and several hocks of other birds to touch the wall. QA technician was in the area as she recently preformed a zero tolerance test on the reprocessed turkey tank at 0600 hours. I took an immediate regulatory control action, applied retain tag number B37853280 to the tank, and showed the noncompliance. I released the tank at approximately 0638 hours after reinspection of the product. The establishment is in noncompliance with 416.4(d), 416.13(c), and of their SOP#2 program.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.