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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 29 Apr 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0500 hours, after the plant's pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operation, while performing pre-op sanitation (01B02) procedure, the following was observed: In the Live Receiving/Kill Room Department; Thick residue buildup and feathers inside of the picker casing on both sides to Picker #3 from previous day's operation. The picker casing units had a very strong foul odor. I rejected Picker #3 with US Rejected Tag B39 133509 for unsanitary condition. Product does not directly contact these surfaces, but the chicken carcasses pass through the picker just five to seven inches away from the picker fingers. The accumulation of product residue here represents an insanitary condition with the likely multiplication of microorganisms in close proximity to product. I informed (Assistant Lead Live Receiving) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Packing Departments at approximately 0647 hours, the following was observed: Chicken fat particles and black grease specks various sizes on the product contact surface's inside three gray plastic tanks and two stainless steel tank from previous day's operation. One wooden pallet with chicken fat pieces and particles various sizes on the top and inside surface on the floor near thigh drop chute from previous day's operation. I rejected the five tanks and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning Department at approximately 0705 hours, the following was observed: Black grease specks various sizes on the product contact surface of the U-table conveyor from previous day's operation. Chicken fat particles various sizes on the product contact surface of the front half transfer conveyor from previous day's operation. I also observed chicken fat particles various sizes inside of the links and turning wheel to the front half conveyor. I rejected the front half transfer conveyor and U- table conveyor for unsanitary condition and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation A check of the plant SSOP's form (Live Receiving) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0455 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's Form (Packing) shows deficiencies for the bins/totes for product residue. Direct Product Contact - Yes Corrective Actions - Recleaned and Sanitized. . The department was released at 0646 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's Form (Breast Deboning) shows deficiencies for the front halves transfer conveyor for product residue. Direct Product Contact-Yes Corrective Action - Recleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0649 hours for inspection. Some of the noncompliance's found were direct product contact surfaces. All noncompliance found were from previous day's operation. There was no product involved at this time. The proposed further action was either ineffective or not properly applied as demonstrated by today's regulatory and SSOP failure. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. This failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment response to this noncompliance. NR: 21-2011 dated 3/29/2011
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.