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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 20 May 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.2(g), 416.4(a)
Citation: At approximately 0523 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 Evisceration Department, I observed condensation over the product zone area from South Evisceration Oil Sac Machine to Pac Man Machine from the overhead gray plastic drip pan to the Vacuum Pipe System. Thick residue buildup inside the Water Re-use pipes system from previous day's operation. Foul odors inside the water re-use pipes. I rejected the Water Re-use Pipes with US Rejected Tag B39 133506 for unsanitary condition. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Packing Departments at approximately 0643 hours, the following was observed: Green UFM's (unidentifiable foreign material) particles buildup on the product contact surface of the drop conveyor belt. Black specks particles inside of three white totes from previous day's operation. Grease buildup on the product contact surfaces two white totes with chicken fat particles various size from previous day's operation. Chicken fat particles various sizes and box glue on the two box tracks from previous day's operation. I rejected the drop conveyor belt, white totes and box tracks for unsanitary condition and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Quality Assurance) of my observation A check of the plant SSOP's form (Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0445hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's form (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0638 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 to failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as descried in 9 CFR 500 part. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment to this noncompliance. Previous preventive measures were either ineffective or not implemented. NR: 33-2011 dated 5/16/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.2(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.
416.2(g)(6) Water that does not meet the use conditions of paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(5) of this section may not be used in areas where edible product is handled or prepared or in any manner that would allow it to adulterate edible product or create insanitary conditions.
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.