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Hirsch’s Meats

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

USDA Inspection Report: 24 Feb 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.3(a), 416.3(b)

Citation: On 02/24/2011 at 1000 while performing a 06D01 procedure I observed the following. #1-In the area between the smokehouse and the packaging room. a- There were three racks used for laying out product on a smokehouse truck sitting on the floor and leaning up against the wall b- On the floor between the smokehouse and the packaging room there was blood on the floor that had dripped from a cart of fresh product. c- Props used to hold the swinging doors open entering the RTE chill cooler and the RTE packaging rooms are made of wood. #2-In the processing/stuffing room. a- On the metal part of the florescent lights I observed several spots of black residue All the above noncompliance's were corrected immediately by cleaning and sanitizing or replacing. There was no product contamination observed due to this non-compliance This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action. You are hereby advised of your right to appeal this decision as delineated by 306.5 and/or 381.35 of 9 CFR 416.3 Equipment and utensils. (a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product. 416.4 Sanitary operations. (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.

Regulation:

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

416.3(b) Equipment and utensils must not be constructed, located, or operated in a manner that prevents FSIS inspection program employees from inspecting the equipment or utensils to determine whether they are in sanitary condition.

 

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