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John E. Martin & Sons

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

USDA Inspection Report: 9 Apr 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.2(d), 416.3(a), 416.4(a)

Citation: At approximately 1300 hours, while walking through the establishment, Dr. [redacted] and I observed the following:[newline] In the RTE packing room, there were about three brown frocks hanging on the designated hooks. These brown frocks are worn in this department to designate them from the white frocks worn in the raw areas of the plant. Employees will hang the frocks on the hooks when they leave the department and will put them back on when they re-enter. One of the frocks was in direct contact with a red shovel designated for use on inedible material. One other frock was in direct contact with the outside of a cardboard box that had been stored on the metal bumper below the frocks. Ms. [redacted] HACCP, was shown the non-compliance. Review of the establishment's SSOP shows that it states " [redacted] " The establishment took immediate corrective actions so no regulatory control action (RCA) was taken.[newline] The stainless steel table in the RTE packing room used to hold both packaged and unpackaged boneless hams had a about a one and a half inch crack on the table surface. This crack was rough to the touch. Ms. [redacted] HACCP, was shown the non-compliance. The establishment took immediate corrective actions so no RCA was taken. Review of the establishment's SPS procedures shows that it states that [redacted] . "[newline] Two empty large plastic gray combo bins in the RTE packaging room had irregular surfaces. The inside surfaces that come into direct contact with some of the products, sliced ham, had areas that were grooved as well as pieces of plastic of various sizes, about 4mm to 10mm, that were attached only by a small area, about 2mm, and would come off easily when rubbed. Ms. [redacted] was shown this and agreed that these small plastic fragments had the potential to come off and result in a potential hazard. She informed inspection personnel that all grey combos would be lined with plastic. [newline] As we were entering the kettle room, a drop of condensation fell from the doorway frame. This drew our attention to the frame and we observed condensation along the entire surface of the doorframe lintel. Ms. [redacted] HACCP, also observed the dripping condensation. Review of the establishment's procedure for ventilation shows that it states that [redacted] "[newline] In the kettle room, the auger screw for the grinder had a section, about 1 inch in length, missing from one of the threads. This surface was irregular and rough. Another section of the thread had a crack that extended through the entire diameter of the thread and the edge was bent upward producing a sharp point of metal in the groove about 2mm in height. Regulatory control tag, tag number B30829190 was placed on the auger screw. Ms. [redacted] HACCP, was shown the non-compliance. Review of the establishment's SPS procedures shows that it states that [redacted] " [newline] The stainless steel table in the kettle room used to hold product, had about a two, 3 inch by 3 inch cracks at a 90 degree angle from each other. The crack was located on the ta


416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOPís at the frequencies specified.

416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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.

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