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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 26 May 2011
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)
Citation: At approximately 1522 hours, while observing Quality Assurance performing a test for zero tolerance for visible fecal material on the poultry carcasses at the pre-chill station, I observed a poultry carcass with fecal material on the outside surface on the evisceration line going into the chiller. I immediately took a regulatory control action of the evisceration line by stopping production. At close examination, the fecal material was on the outside surface of the left abdominal flap approximately 3mm in size. The fecal material was greenish in color, semi-solid, thick pasty consistency. I informed (Eviscerating, group leader) of my finding. The poultry carcass was shown to (First Processing Manager). The carcass was taken to the reprocessing station for recondition. I relinquished my regulatory control actions on the evisceration line, after the plants immediate corrective action according to the regulatory requirements of 417.3 was put in place. The plant QA technician performed retests that I monitored. There were no plant employees between me and the chiller when I observed the fecal material on the poultry carcass. This is the last point before the chill system when control can be exerted to prevent the contaminated bird from entering the chill system in violation of regulation 9 CFR 381.65 (e) as well as 9 CFR 417.2(c) (4).The establishment has . I performed a 03J02 procedure for the 03J01 noncompliance for Lot #2. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. FSIS would expect the establishment to have procedures in place to prevent the reoccurrence of contaminated birds from entering the chill system. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500. The previous preventive actions have either not been implemented or ineffective to prevent this recurrence of CCP#1 of the plants HACCP Plan.
381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.
417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;