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Farmer’s Pride Inc.

Address: 154 West Main St, Fredricksburg, PA, 17026
Establishment No.: p1304

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jan 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation:

On Thursday, 1/20/2011, at approximately 2036 hours, after plant's pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operation, I observed the following noncompliance's while performing pre-op sanitation (01B02) procedure, the following was observed in the Deboning Department. I observed thick product residue buildup on the product contact surface on the guard bar to the incline conveyor to the Gainco Batch Scale. I rejected the incline conveyor for unsanitary condition with US Rejected Tag B39 801213. Product does directly contact this surface. The accumulation of product residue here represents an insanitary condition with the likely multiplication of microorganisms to product. Chicken fat particles various sizes on the inside and outsider surfaces of the leg dumper and product contact surfaces to the overhead leg incline transfer conveyor and drop chute to numerous to count. I rejected the leg dumper and overhead transfer conveyor for unsanitary condition with US Rejected Tag B39 801217. Grease buildup on the product contact surface and four to five chicken fat particles various size to the overhead incline transfer conveyor to the Gainco (Thigh Machine). I rejected the overhead incline transfer conveyor for unsanitary condition. I rejected the overhead thigh transfer conveyor for unsanitary condition with US Rejected Tag B39 801218. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant SSOP's forms (Thigh and Leg Debone Departments) shows deficiencies for the Gainco incline conveyor for chicken pieces and grease on the product contact area. Corrective Measure - Rewash and Resanitized. Leg incline conveyor for overspray and grease on the product contact area. Corrective Measure - Rewash and Resanitized. These areas were released at 2025 hours for inspection. Some of the equipment rejected was product contact surfaces. All noncompliance's found were from previous day's operation. This developing trend of noncompliance and the ineffectiveness of the preventive measures were discussed again with plant management during the weekly meeting on 1/19/2011. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: No response to this noncompliance by the establishment. The establishment previous preventive measures have not been implemented or ineffective to prevent this recurrence of this noncompliance. NR: 1-2011 dated 1/9/2011

Regulation:

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

416.15(a) Each official establishment shall take appropriate corrective action(s) when either the establishment or FSIS determines that the establishment’s Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein, or the implementation or maintenance of the Sanitation SOP’s, may have failed to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(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: 23 Jan 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 18 Jan 2011

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