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John E. Martin & Sons

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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Nov 2010

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

Citation: At approximately 0930 hours while doing a scheduled 01C02 for operational sanitation I noticed that the denim aprons used in the production room and cutting room were not clean. These aprons looked like they had been used for a long period of time and were discolored and cracked from continual use. Ms. [redacted] HACCP Coordinator, was notified of the noncompliance. These aprons are a food contact surface. Ms. [redacted] immediately performed corrective actions and had all employees that use the denim aprons throw them in the trash and get clean aprons or smocks. The plant is looking into purchasing new non denim aprons. This is a violation of 9CFR416.4(a), 416.4(d) and 416.5(b).


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(b) Clothing. Aprons, frocks, and other outer clothing worn by persons who handle product must be of material that is disposable or readily cleaned. Clean garments must be worn at the start of each working day and garments must be changed during the day as often as necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 22 Nov 2010
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 3 Nov 2010

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