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Herfurth Brothers

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

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Jun 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(c)

Citation: At 0600 hrs on the 5th of June, after the plant concluded their preoperational sanitation inspection, while performing preoperational sanitation verification, I observed the following noncompliance:Stunning Area*the lower left door jamb adjacent to the holding pens and stunning area has metal missing creating a jagged edge;Blood Room*several small winged insects on the ceiling and walls;Cooler #4*rust on a lolly column and overhead beam;*3 overhead lights not functioning. [redacted] supervisor, was advised of the aforementioned noncompliance. The plant's daily sanitation monitoring logs has no documentation reflecting the insanitary conditions. This is a failure of 9 CFR 416.1; 416.2(c); 416.2(a); and 416.2(b)(1).


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)(1) Construction. 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.

416.2(c) Light. Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.


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