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Lee G. Bixler

Address: 1585 East Mountain Rd, Hegins, PA 17938
Establishment No.: m09687

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Dec 2010

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

Citation: While performing Preoperational procedures in the Processing/RTE Room at 0700 this morning I observed the following conditions. The Mixer had a buildup of ground meat on the right side pivot point, the wall to the left side aproximatly 3' above the Mixer had meat particles on it in an area aproximatly 1'high by 6" wide. The stuffer had buildup in the lower area of the feed funnel aproximatly 1/8"X1 1/2 ". Above the stuffer on the ceiling there were multiple meat spots in a 1' X 8" area. I notified [redacted] of these deficiencies and he corrected them in my presence. You are in violation of Regulations 9CFR416.3(a) which states 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. Regulation 9CFR416.4(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. 9CFR416.4(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.

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.

 

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