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Lee G. Bixler

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

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Jan 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.13(b), 416.13(c)

Citation: On this date the 7th of January 2011 while performing task 01B02 for pre-operational sanitation and after the plant had conducted their pre-operational sanitation and before the start of operations the following non-compliances were observed at 0700 hours in the slaughter floor. (1) There were several blue aprons hung by the exit door on the slaughter floor which had fat, blood, and other organic material on the apron from the previous days operations. (2) There also were two aprons by the kill knocking area which also had fat, blood and other organic material from the previous days operations. (3) There were several knives on the slaughter floor that had hair, blood, and fat from the previous days operations. (4) Also the sink and the paper towel dispenser had blood and fat residue on them in several areas. (5) The wash stand also had a build up of fat and organic material in numerous areas. The areas were shown to [redacted] who had the items cleaned immediately and were rechecked. Mr. [redacted] was also notified of the non-compliances. No tag was necessary due to the actions by plant management. 416.13(a) States "Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP's before the start of operations." 416.13 (b) States "Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the sanitation SOP's at the frequencies specified". 416.13 (c) States "Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's.

Regulation:

416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOPís before the start of operations.

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

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

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 14 Feb 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 13 Dec 2010

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