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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Jun 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(b), 416.2(g), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Monday, 06/27/2011, at approximately 0503 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 (Area 1); Unit# 12 (Pinning area/bird wash/picker/scalder recirculation pipes), Thick brown residue buildup inside of the overhead recirculation pipes from the Scalder to the Steam/recirculation pipes from previous day's operation. I rejected Recirculation pipes with US Rejected Tag B39 133549 for unsanitary condition. The overhead light cover above Picker #2 had dirty water and feathers various sizes on the inside surface of the cover. Four light covers were also dirty on the outside surface in the Pinning area. I informed (Assistant Lead Live Receiving) and (First Processing Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Chiller Departments (Area 3) at approximately 0520 hours, the following was observed: Unit # 12 (Incline Conveyor to West Wall), Brown product residue buildup inside surface of the turning wheels to the incline conveyor. Chicken fat particles on the product contact surface inside the links at five different locations to the conveyor from previous day's operation. I rejected the Incline Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 133551 for unsanitary condition. Unit #17 (Giblet Chiller) The northeast wall was dirty with black marking and small holes approximately ten (10). I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department (Area 2) at approximately 0539 hours, the following was observed: Feathers, blood drops and black marking on the south wall between the Venter and Opener Machines from previous day's operation. Black marking and dirt on the west wall between Inspection Station #2 and Inspection Station #3 from previous day's operation. I informed (Evisceration Lead) of my observation. A check of the plant SSOP's form (Live Receiving/Kill Room Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0446 hours for inspection. A check of the plant SSOP's Form (Chiller Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0450 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 0435 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. 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: 37-2011 dated 5/20/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(g)(2) Water, ice, and solutions (such as brine, liquid smoke, or propylene glycol) used to chill or cook ready-to-eat product may be reused for the same purpose, provided that they are maintained free of pathogenic organisms and fecal coliform organisms and that other physical, chemical, and microbiological contamination have been reduced to prevent adulteration of 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.