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John E. Martin & Sons

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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Jan 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0510 while performing a scheduled 01B02, after the establishment performed their pre-operational inspection and prior to the start of operations. The following noncompliances were noted. 1. In the RTE room the guard for the band saw had grease and meat form the previous days production. This is a direct food contact area as the meat is put directly against the guard while the operator is cutting the meat. 2. Also in the RTE room the motor for line 2 had numerous pieces of meat laying directly on top of it. This was also from the previous days production. The motor is not a direct food contact piece of equipment. 3.In the hot dog room the auger that is used for the v-mag machine had dried meat particles in between the two connecting pieces. This is a direct food contact piece of equipment. 4. Also in the hot dog room the mirror that is used on the top of the V-mag machine, to see how much product is left in the machine, had smeared grease and product, on the underside of the mirror, from the previous days production. This is also a direct food contact. 5. The second grinder had a small piece of dried meat, approximately a 1/4 inch in size, on the inside of the machine. This is a direct food contact. 6. In the ham stuffing room the plastic bags that cover the controls, for numerous machines ,had smeared product and tears on the bags. This is not a direct food contact. Mr. [redacted] and Mr. [redacted] were verbally notified of these noncompliance's and cleaned and sanitized the effected areas while in the presence of USDA. The plant is not compiling with 9CFR416.3(a), 416.4(a) and 416.4(b).

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.

416.4(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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 10 Feb 2011
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