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Pudliner Packing

Address: 167 Norton Rd, Johnstown, PA 15906
Establishment No.: m4999

USDA Inspection Report: 1 Jul 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.3(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0720 hours on 07/01/2010 while performing an unscheduled 06D01 I found the following noncompliance on the slaughter floor; 1) Pole with hook has meat particles hardened blood residue. 2) Four meat hooks with meat residue. 3) Meat cleaver with meat and fat residue on handle. 4) Plastic bag covering switch of hoist control with meat fat and blood residue. 5) Viscera table with meat fat particles on side of trays. This is in violation of 9 CFR 416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated. 9 CFR 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. 9 CFR 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. There was NO product contamination involved. associate responsible for clean up, pre-operational associate and plant manager were informed of the noncompliance. Pre-operational records were checked and no deficiencies were recorded. No similar NRs were found in the last sixty days. You are hereby advised of your right to appeal this decision delineated by 305.5 and/or 381.35 of CFR. This document serves as a written notification of your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

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(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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 16 Jul 2010

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