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Herfurth Brothers

Address: Route 209, Gilbert, PA 18331
Establishment No.: m09465

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Aug 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(b)

Citation: At 0700 hrs on the 11th of August, while performing preoperational sanitation verification (01B02), I observed the following noncompliance: Blood Room * dirt and residue on the wall under and behind the sink; * one spider and two small winged insects on the upper portion of the wall; Cooler #3 * cardboard fibers, meat and fat particles on the table under the scale * flaking paint on the ceiling adjacent to a light in front of cooling unit#1; * accumulation of dust and dirt in the 2 stainless steel drip pans; * mold and dust on the cooling units; * mold on the plastic drain pipes, metal retained area sign, wall, and adjacent areas; * rust on the cooling units mounting brackets and thermostats. [redacted] slaughter supervisor, was advised of the aforementioned noncompliance. The plant's daily sanitation monitoring forms has no documentation reflecting the insanitary conditions. This is a failure of 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(2), and 416.4(b). Subsequently, the scale table in cooler #3 was cleaned and sanitized immediately.


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(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product 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.

416.4(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.


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