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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 17 Aug 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.4(a)
Citation: On Wednesday 08/17/2011, at approximately 0642 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 Cut-Up/Thigh Department, there were chicken fat particles and black specks of various sizes on the product contact surface of the Thigh Conveyor, Drum Conveyor, Wing Conveyor, and Whole Bird Incline Conveyor (Packing Department) from the previous day's operation. I rejected the Thigh Conveyor, Drum Conveyor, Wing Conveyor, and Whole Bird Incline Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801197 for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning Department at approximately 0730 hours, there was grease buildup on the product contact surface of the Trim Lower Conveyor from the previous day's operation. I rejected the Trim Lower Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801193 for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Cut-Up/Thigh Department) shows deficiencies for the incline belt from Packing for product residue: Direct Product Contact - Yes. Corrective Action - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0628 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Breast Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0722 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. The proposed further action was either ineffective or not properly applied as demonstrated by today's regulatory and SSOP failure. NR: 62-2011 dated 8/11/2011
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.