"8. On xx/xx/10, the following observations were noted at the ******
* Birds were observed roosting and flying, chicks heard chirping in the storage and milling facility. In addition, nesting material was observed in the feed mill closed mixing system, ingredient storage and truck filling areas.
* Raw ingredient bins and feed sensors accessible from the roof of the facility had rusted holes and feed grain level sensors ajar in the outdoor environment. These include:
* Ingredient storage bin 12 containing slat, had a rusted gap about a 1/2 inch wide the length of the lid of the roof level covered ingredient bin chute.
* Ingredient storage bin 21 containing ground corn had a hole approximately 3 inches by 1/2 inch wide at the base of the roof level cover ingredient bin chute.
* At the base of the feed grain level sensor leading into ingredient storage bin 21, containing ground corn, there was an open hole.
* Feed grain level sensor leading into ingredient storage bin 7, containing meat and bone meal, was off to the side with approximately a 2 inch gap. Avian like feces was observed on top to this feed sensor.
* Finished feed tanks 4 and 18 did not have covers on top of the finished feed tank chutes.
* Outdoor whole kernel corn grain bins 4 and 6 observed to have the top side doors/lids open to the environment and pigeons were observed entering and leaving these opening. Birds were also observed sitting/flying around and over openings."
In addition to the previous observations, environmental samples collected from a top floor outlet location and two second floor covers all tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis that the
Whether animal food was the source of this Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak was never determined, but it is clear that the lack of overall sanitation contributed to contaminated feed and infection in the laying flock. Adherence by this firm to CGMPs for animal food could have been critical in controlling Salmonella contamination of the poultry facility.
As discussed in section II.E, the CDC reported that in a 2006-2007 multi-state outbreak, 79 human cases of salmonellosis were subsequently linked to Salmonella Schwarzengrund in dry dog foods that were manufactured by a company in
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