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Allen Harim Foods, LLC.

Address: 18752 Harbeson Road, Harbeson, DE 19951
Establishment No.: P935

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Feb 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.13(c)

Citation: At 0743, I observed operational sanitation noncompliance in the thigh debone department. I observed as an employee returned from her break and picked up a yellow 14X24, square inch foot grate from the soiled floor and carried the foot grate to her work station at the thigh debone trim table. She had white cloth gloves in her other hand. She stood on the grate and put on her cloth gloves on each hand. Casually she reached into her left boot and pulled out plastic gloves and put them over her cloth gloves. She then grabbed thigh meat from the trim table and commenced trimming thigh product. Ms. (Shift Manager) was walking by, so I notified her of the operational sanitation noncompliance. Thigh debone operations were stopped and US reject tag # B 292520 was applied to the trim table. Ms. (Thigh Debone Supervisor) was notified. Ms. instructed designated employees to remove the thigh product(s) from the trim table and transport the product to the wash station. Three totes of thigh product were retained with US retain tag # B 292516. The requirements of Meat and Poultry Regulations 416.1, 416.13 (c) and 416.4 (d) were not met as well as requirements in the Plant’s SSOP for Operation Sanitation in 2nd Processing on page 6, sec. (b). It states Mr. (Evisceration Supervisor) informed me at 0753 that the trim table had been cleaned, sanitized and ready for inspection. Mr. (1st Processing Superintendent) informed me that only floor men will be allowed to handle foot grates and that all employees in thigh debone would be retrained on sanitizing gloves prior to returning from breaks. He also ensured me that employee responsible would be disciplined and reminded not to keep gloves in her work boots. At 0759, after inspection was completed, thigh debone was acceptable and regulatory control on the trim table was released. At 0840, I was informed by Ms that thigh product(s) in all (3) totes had been reconditioned and ready for inspection. I randomly inspected thighs from all (3) totes and product(s) were released as acceptable at 0847. Mr. (Assistant Plant Manager) in hereby notified in writing with this NR for operational sanitation noncompliance in thigh debone department. Effective preventive measure must be implemented and documented to prevent recurrence. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action.

Regulation:

416.4(d)  Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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