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USA Pork Packers Inc

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

USDA Inspection Report: 22 Nov 2010

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

Citation: On 22 November 2010, at approximately 0850 hrs, whilst performing an unscheduled ISP procedure code 01C02 (Operational Sanitation), I observed the following noncompliance in the processing area: An employee who was cutting meat was observed wiping his nose with the top surface of his gloved hand; after he completed wiping his nose with his gloved hand, he continued to process product. I took immediate regulatory control action and placed US Rejected/US Retained tag number B38869231 on top of the table that contained pork product that this aforementioned employee was processing at the time of noncompliance. At the time I placed this tag on the table, I noted that the ventral surface of the employee's nose, as well as his philtrum, was shiny and wet in appearance. [redacted] QC, was notified of the noncompliance by 0852 hrs. The employee was excused to resolve the issue of his runny nose and to obtain a new pair of gloves. Another employee reconditioned the product and equipment that was handled by the noncompliant employee; this task was completed by 0855 hrs and deemed to be satisfactory; it was at this point that the US Rejected/US Retained tag was removed and the area was released for production. Additionally, management held an emergency meeting with all personnel in the production area in which personnel were informed that continuing to handle product after wiping one's nose would no longer be tolerated. 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 cause, noncompliance number 0076-2010-13030, dated 11 November 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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