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Hirsch’s Meats

Address: 1787 Route 322, Kossuth, PA, 16331
Establishment No.: m08636

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Nov 2010

Code: 03G02
Violation: 417.6

Citation: At approximately 1400 on 11/24/10, I was notified by my FLS [redacted] that the result for sample form number 11493683 from Establishment 08636 was positive for Listeria monocytogenes. This was a RTE sample of Hirsch's Hotdogs, lot number 32110T, produced on 11/16/2010, packaged on 11/16/10, and sampled by FSIS on 11/18/10. The sample was representative of a 50-lb. lot, which had all been held by the establishment. I then performed a 01B01 and a 01C01, and found that preoperational and operational sanitation monitoring checks had been documented on 11/16/10. They also record a clean up on there sampling sanitation form stating that on 11/16/2010 at 1430 all equipment was cleaned, outer garments changed and hands washed. No other wholesale RTE product had been produced during this time. Establishment 08636 operates under Lm Alternative 2, choice 2. I reviewed plant records for Listeria spp. food contact surface testing and found the last quarterly test was performed on the on 09/21/10, with negative results. On 11/24/2010, at 1400 hours, [redacted] Jr. was verbally notified by telephone by [redacted] FLS of the noncompliance. This is a violation of 430.4(a) "Listeria monocytogenes can contaminate RTE products that are exposed to the environment after they have undergone a lethality treatment. L. monocytogenes is a hazard that an establishment producing post-lethality exposed RTE products must control through its HACCP plan or prevent in the processing environment through a Sanitation SOP or other prerequisite program. RTE product is adulterated if it contains L. monocytogenes or if it comes into direct contact with a food contact surface which is contaminated with L. monocytogenes." This is also a violation of 417.6 (e), 416.14, and 301.2. A check of the NR file revealed no recent noncompliances of this nature. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional administrative and/or regulatory action. You are also advised of your right to appeal this decision as delineated by 9 CFR 306.5.


417.6 A HACCP system may be found to be inadequate if: (a) The HACCP plan in operation does not meet the requirements set forth in this part


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