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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 12 Aug 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.3(a), 416.3(b)
Citation: On Friday, 08/12/2011, at approximately 0507 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# 13 (Hock Cutter/Incline Belt)) there was a greasy buildup on the contact surface on the incline belt with numerous chicken feathers of various sizes inside the links on the belt from the previous day's operation. There was numerous chicken feathers of various sizes with residue buildup underneath the motors and framework to the Hock Cutter from the previous day's operation. I also observed white grease buildup on the guide bar to the Hock Cutter. I rejected the Hock Cutter/Incline Belt with US Rejected Tag B39 133598 for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Assistant Lead Live Receiving/Kill Room) of my observations. While continuing my inspection in the Chilling Department (Area 3), (Unit #16) at approximately 0538 hours, there were chicken fat particles, and black specks of various sizes too numerous to count on the product contact surface of the whole bird transfer conveyor from the previous day's operation. I rejected the Whole Bird Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 133599 for unsanitary conditions. Unit#10 (SE Side of Chiller Section 7) there were numerous chicken feathers of various sizes, and white specks on top of the water surface. Upon further examination, there were multiple UMF's (Unidentifiable Foreign Material) throughout the chiller tank water. Also throughout the chiller tank, there were chicken fat particles of various sizes, chicken feather, and white specks too numerous to count from the previous day's operation. I rejected the Chiller Tank with US Rejected Tag B39 133600 for unsanitary condition. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. A check of the plants SSOP's Form (Live Receiving/Kill Room Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0453 hours for inspection. A check of the plants SSOP's Form (Chilling Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0436 hours for inspection. All noncompliance's 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: 59-2011 dated 8/1/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
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.
416.3(b) Equipment and utensils must not be constructed, located, or operated in a manner that prevents FSIS inspection program employees from inspecting the equipment or utensils to determine whether they are in sanitary condition.