Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 2 Aug 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.4(a)
Citation: On Tuesday, 08/02/2011, at approximately 0505 hours, after the plant's pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA, I performed a pre-op sanitation (01B02) procedure and observed the following noncompliance: In the Live Receiving/Kill Room Department (Area 1); Unit# 6 and 7 (West Half Scalder and East Half Scalder), there were chicken feather (too numerous to count) of various sizes in the scalder's water from the previous day's operation. I observed a yellowish residue buildup on the inside wall surfaces (from end to end) on the East and West Scalder halves from the previous day's operation. I rejected the East and West Scalder with US Rejected Tag B39 133578 for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Assistant Lead Live Receiving) of my observations. While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning Department at approximately 0717 hours, the following was observed; there were chicken fat particles, and black specks of various sizes too numerous to count on the product contact surface of the front halves transfer conveyor from the previous day's operation. I rejected the front halves transfer conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 133580 for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observations. A check of the plants SSOP's Form (Live Receiving/Kill Room Department) shows deficiencies for the Scalder for product residue on the inside surface's. Direct Product contact - Yes. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0454 hours for inspection. A check of the plants SSOP's Form (Breast Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0710 hours for inspection. All noncompliances found were from the previous day's operation. There was no product involved at this time. 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: 56-2011 dated 7/13/2011
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.