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Stoney Point Inc.

Address: 1318 Frederick Pike, Littlestown, PA 17340
Establishment No.: m09646

USDA Inspection Report: 1 Feb 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.1, 416.12(c), 416.15(b)

Citation: On Wednesday, February 01, 2012, at approximately 0705 hours I found the following deficiencies in the slaughter room during USDA Pre Operational Sanitation Verification Procedure: 1) Splitting saw located in Area 4 of the Inspection Unit had two (2) locations that had unidentified foreign material (UFM). It was located in the framework of the splitting saw where the cutting blade is exposing the blade to cut through the cattle/swine – each one of the “pockets” contained approximately one quarter inch (1/4 “) of UFM from a previous day’s production. This would be considered a product contact surface because of the reasonable proximity of the rotating saw blade. The company employee, [redacted] cleaned, sanitized, and rinsed it immediately so no further action was needed. 2) The table located in Area 6 of the Inspection Unit had several inches (at least ten inches [10 “]) of UFM from a previous day’s production. This is what I consider a non contact product zone. I showed this are to [redacted] and since it was non-product contact zone it will be scheduled to be cleaned before the next use of the slaughter floor (Friday, February 03, 2012). You have failed you own Pre Operational Standard by not finding these deficiencies nor having them listed on your daily Pre Op sheet, and since they were not listed there was no corrective action(s) which is required after you have found deficiencies. You also have failed the following Regulations – 9 CFR 416.1, 9 CFR 416.2(b) (2), and 9 CFR 416.15(b). You have the right to appeal this decision based on 9 CFR 306.5 and/or 9 CFR 381.35. This document serves as written notificaton that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s).

Regulation:

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

416.12(c) Procedures in the Sanitation SOPís that are to be conducted prior to operations shall be identified as such, and shall address, at a minimum, the cleaning of food contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils.

416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product( s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOPís and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOPís or the procedures specified therein.

 

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