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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 30 Jun 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0650 hours, after plant's pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operation, while performing (01B02) pre-op sanitation procedure the following noncompliance was observed in the Packing department. I observed blood spots on the side of three of the scale stand rollers located in-between the breast/back area and the drum/thigh area. I rejected the scale with U.S rejected/retained tag no. B38670156. I informed (Second Processing Manager) and (Q.A technician) of my observation. I observed product residue and small pieces of meat and fat along the back of the aluminum stand in the drum and thigh area. I rejected the aluminum stand with U.S rejected/retained tag no. B38670173. I informed and of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Packing department I observed a white build up and dry particles of fat on the contact surface of the black rubber curtains in the WB shrink tunnel. Although the whole birds go in a seal bag when they are put in the shrink tunnel, in several occasion I observed that when the bag go to the shrinking process the seal bag brakes and the bird come in direct contact with the black rubber curtains in the WB shrink tunnel. I rejected the WB shrink tunnel with U.S rejected/retained tag no. B38670172. I informed of my observation. After I reviewed the plant SSOP form #4 for (Packing) showed no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The area was release for USDA inspection and signed by designated person at 0643 hours. There was no product involved with this noncompliance. This is a failure to comply with 9 CFR 416.4(a), 9CFR 416.4(b) and 9CFR 416.13(c). Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9CFR part 500.4.
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.