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Address: 33 North Market St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Establishment No.: m09442

USDA Inspection Report: 23 May 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.14

Citation: At approximately 0610 while performing a preoperational inspection a number of things were found in noncompliance.1. Two big carts that are used in the packing room for holding boxes of packaged product. One had about three pieces of product from previous days production about 1/4 -9/32 inch in size. The metal that wraps around the front of one cart and the back of the other cart is separated from the frame work and has a build up of product inside the separation.Tag # B18794252 and B26814784 were applied to the carts.2. Two tanks that are used to hold product had approximately 5-15 pieces of product about 1/8 - 1/4 insch in size from the previous days production inside the tanks. These tanks are product contact surfaces.Tag # B26814783 and B24864724 were applied to the tanks. 3. The rods that are used to hang product in the smokehouses were found to have product about the 1/8 -1/4 inch in size. Also that bin that holds the rods had a build up of product on the bottom of the bin. These rods are product contact surfacesTag # B26814778 was applied to the rods and bin.4. The stuffer had three pieces of product about 1/8 of an inch in size between the tank and the plastic gasket where the tank and the auger meet. The stuffer is a product contact surface.Tag # B26814779 was applied to the stuffer.5. The two kettles in the RTE room were found to have pieces of fat inside. One was about 1/2 inch in diameter in the one tank and the other kettle had about 3 pieces about 3/16 of an inch. These kettles are product contact surfaces.Tag # B26814777 and B26814782 was applied to the kettles.6. The tub that holds miscellaneous pieces of parts for the grinder was dirty and cracked. The parts that were inside the tub were starting to rust.The plant is no complying with Regulations 416.13(c) and 416.14.Failure to comply with Regulatory requirements could result in Regulatory Control Action.

Regulation:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOPís.

416.14 Each official establishment shall routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the Sanitation SOPís and the procedures therein in preventing direct contamination or adulteration of product(s) and shall revise both as necessary to keep them effective and current with respect to changes in facilities, equipment, utensils, operations, or personnel.

 

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