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Lee G. Bixler

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Feb 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0655 hrs. this morning I performed preoperational procedures in the cut up area and observed the following noncompliance's. The knife scabbard connected to the cut table had 5 pieces of meat from the previous production. These pieces varied in size from 1/32" to 1/8". Three cutting boards on the same table had dried blood embedded into the corners. I notified [redacted] of these noncompliance's and they were cleaned and sanitized in my presents. You are in violation of Regulations 9CFR416.3(a) stating "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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