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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 26 Aug 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0500 hours, I performed preoperational procedure (01B02) and observed the following non-compliances: At approximately 0515 hours, I observed product residue on the thin metal support bar under the incline conveyor, in the Chiller area. The product residue was from previous day operation, pasty in consistency and 1/8 by 3 inches in diameter. I informed (1st processing manager) of my observation. I rejected the incline belt in the chiller area with U.S rejected/retained tag no.B39133670. At approximately 0530 hours, I observed three feathers, approximately 1 inch long on the contact surface of the neck conveyor in the Evisceration department. I observed fat residue on my fingers when I pass my hand on the flexible clear plastic extension from the lung vac/neck cutter machine exit to the neck conveyor. I informed (Evisceration Lead) of my observation. I rejected the neck conveyor with U.S rejected/retained tag no. B39133601. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration department I observed that the white wrap over head pipes over the Lung Vac machine was dirty. I then took a closer look to all the white wrap over head pipes in the evisceration department, I observed mold, dust , blood spots, small pieces of fat and most of the pipes had white duct tape on the unions that were peeling off and dirty. I also observed mold build up on the gray vacuum pipe that runs across the middle of the evisceration department ceiling near the north wall area and the areas on the ceiling were the fans are pointing looked dirty with dust and mold. I Informed of my observation and my concern that most of these pipes are located over the evisceration line and processing equipment. After reviewing the Pre- operational form #3(chiller area) and #2(evisceration area) showed no deficiencies for the above noncompliances. This is a failure to comply with 9 CFR 416.13 (c), 416.4(a) and 416.4 (b). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Establishment management have not responded to NR as of this time NR: 51-2010 dated 8/25/2010
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.