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USA Pork Packers Inc

Address: 328 South Wyoming St, Hazelton, PA 18201
Establishment No.: m20760

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Nov 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.5(a), 416.5(b), 416.5(c)

Citation: On 11 November 2010, at approximately 0805 hrs, whilst performing a scheduled ISP procedure code 01C02 (Operational Sanitation), I observed the following noncompliance in the box assembly area near the main entrance to the facility: An employee was observed wiping her nose with the right sleeve of her white lab coat. Prior to, and immediately after, this observation, the employee was assembling boxes into which product will be ultimately packaged and shipped. [redacted] QC, was notified of the noncompliance at the time of occurrence. No regulatory control action was performed as no product was directly affected. Ms [redacted] ensured that the employee in question was briefly excused to change into a fresh lab coat and resolve the issue of a runny nose. Additionally, the employee was instructed not to use her lab coat sleeve to address the issue of a runny nose, in future. These actions were deemed to be satisfactory, in my opinion. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.4(d), which states the following: "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments."; 9 CFR 416.5(a), which states the following: "Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions."; 9 CFR 416.5(b), which states the following: "Clothing. Aprons, frocks, and other outer clothing worn by persons who handle product must be of material that is disposable or readily cleaned. Clean garments must be worn at the start of each working day and garments must be changed during the day as often as necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions."; 9 CFR 416.5(c), which states the following: "Disease control. Any person who has or appears to have an infectious disease, open lesion, including boils, sores, or infected wounds, or any other abnormal source of microbial contamination, must be excluded from any operations which could result in product adulteration and the creation of insanitary conditions until the condition is corrected." This noncompliance is linked to a noncompliance of similar nature, noncompliance number 0055-2010-13030, dated 24 September 2010.

Regulation:

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.5(a) Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.5(b) Clothing. Aprons, frocks, and other outer clothing worn by persons who handle product must be of material that is disposable or readily cleaned. Clean garments must be worn at the start of each working day and garments must be changed during the day as often as necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.5(c) Disease control. Any person who has or appears to have an infectious disease, open lesion, including boils, sores, or infected wounds, or any other abnormal source of microbial contamination, must be excluded from any operations which could result in product adulteration and the creation of insanitary conditions until the condition is corrected.

 

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