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John E. Martin & Sons

Address: 55 Lower Hillside Rd, Stevens, PA 17578
Establishment No.: m08888

USDA Inspection Report: 19 Jul 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(d), 416.5(a)

Citation: At approximately 01125 hr. while taking a plant tour with Dr. [redacted] SPHV, Dr. [redacted] observed ( in the RTE room) a plant employee with a red shovel used for offal product cleaning the bottom of the ham slicer. The plant employee emptied the shovel in the condemned barrel and then walked passed a gray combo of Weis SS Hams (Lot # 0195). As the plant employee passed the combo of the hams, the shovel hit one of the hams setting on top of the combo, which the build-up of product from the shovel was visible on the ham. The plant employee proceeded to the slicing area and started to slice hams. The employee did not change or wash his apron, frock, gloves or plastic sleeves. I applied USDA # B34 802855, Reject/ Retain tag to the area.Mr. [redacted] Supervisor was informed of the non compliance. Mr. [redacted] took immediate corrective action therefore no further regulatory control action was needed. The plant is not meeting 416.4(a) 416.4(d) 416.5(a). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: N.R. # 0024-2010- 17310 is unanswered NR: 24-2010 dated 7/14/2010 This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s)could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


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

416.5(a) Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.


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