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Hartman's Butcher Shop

Address: 7291 Autumn Rd, New Tripoli, PA 18066
Establishment No.: m7491

USDA Inspection Report: 8 Mar 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.16(a), 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On this day at 0930hrs prior to the start of the porcine kill, non-compliance was observed. Inspection noticed an employee place 4 gambrels on top of the hog dehairer. During a review of the establishment's pre-operational records it was noted that the hog dehairer was designated as not in use by the plant monitor. Inspection looked at the hog dehairer and could easily see hog hair and residue from previous operations. By placing the gambrels onto the hog dehairer that was not inspected for cleanliness, the worker caused the product contact surfaces of the gambrels to be contaminated. The actions of the worker were brought to the attention of workers recleaned and sanitized the gambrels and hung them from the clean roller hooks until they were needed for the swine kill. Although no product was immediately affected, the observations by Inspection are a violation of Regulations including; 9 CFR 416.13(c) which states "Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's.", 9 CFR 416.4(a) which states "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.", and 9 CFR 416.4(b) which states "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." was informed of this non-compliance with regulations both verbally and in writing with the issuance of this Non-compliance Report.

Regulation:

416.16(a) Each official establishment shall maintain daily records sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring of the Sanitation SOP’s and any corrective actions taken. The establishment employee(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP’s as being responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the procedure(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP’s shall authenticate these records with his or her initials and the date.

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

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 10 May 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 14 Dec 2010

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