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Hilltown Pork, Inc., New York

Address: 12948 Rt 22, Canaan, NY 12029
Establishment No.: m4018

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Nov 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0700 hours while conducting a scheduled 01B02 procedure task subsequent the establishments verbal and noted acceptable pre-operational procedure documented on the SSOP Inspection Form I observed the following: Kill Floor- -Meat/ fat scraps, residue and hair on the handle and product contact surface of three knife blades and the inside surface of employee's knife scabbard in direct contact with the knife blades. Three knives and scabbard rejected with US Rejected tag#B 10 396185. -Clumps of hair and hair adhered to the product conduct surface of the rubber beater paddle metal tips and non-product contact surface of the rubber beater paddles, surfaces of the inside lower frame and the bottom surfaces of the pivoting cradle of the Dehairing Machine. Dehairing Machine rejected with US Rejected tag#B 10 396185. -Rust stains and black unknown material on the product contact surface of the Splitting Saw blade and guide, and dried product residue on the motor housing. Splitting Saw rejected with US Rejected tag#B 10 396185. -Product residue and hair on the underside frame supports and frame of the stainless steel singing table adjacent to the scalder. Processing/ Packing Room: -Rust stains on the product contact surface of the grinder auger and dried meat residuals and ingredient pieces affixed to the product contact surfaces of the auger housing (grinder head) grooves. Grinder parts rejected with US Rejected tag#B 10 396198. - Fat scraps/particles and product residue on the inside contact surface and outside non-product contact surface of the gray edible lugs. Twenty Six lugs rejected with US Rejected tag#B 10 396198. -Dried product residue on the exposed surfaces of the grinder power cords directly above the boning table and the band saw power cords. This is a failure to meet: 9CFR 416.1; 9CFR 416.4(a), 9CFR 416.4(b), 9CFR 416.13(c). , Production Supervisor verbally notified immediately of the non-compliances. The establishments SSOP plan signed and dated 1/8/10, page 2, Pre-Operational Sanitation section "[quote redacted]" states: "[quote redacted]" and section titles "[quote redacted]" states: "[quote redacted]" . This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Employees retrained on cleaning. NR: 25-2010 dated 11/3/2010

Regulation:

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

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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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