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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 4 May 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(c), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0502 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; The frame case is chipping and peeling to the Stunner. Thick residue buildup inside of the picker's casing on both sides to Picker #3 from previous day's operation. The picker casing units had a strong foul odor. I rejected Picker #3 with US Rejected Tag B39 133512 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Assistant Lead Live Receiving) and (First Processing Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Departments at approximately 0527 hours, the following was observed: White residue buildup inside multiple probes and brown product residue buildup on multiple probes to the Cropper Machine on the product contact surfaces from previous day's operation. I rejected the Cropper Machine with US Rejected Tag B39 133513 for unsanitary condition. Overhead light covers were dirty, greasing and chicken fat particles throughout the Evisceration Department from previous day's operation. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant SSOP's form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0447 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's Form (Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0455 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 Establishment SSOP (Pre-Operational Sanitation Procedure) which states, " [redacted]". 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. Continued 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: 26-2011 dated 4/28/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.2(c) Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.
416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.
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.