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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 31 Aug 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.2(g), 416.4(a)
Citation: On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at approximately 0533 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 Evisceration Department (Area 2); There was white UFM (Unidentifiable Foreign Material) buildup (greasy to the touch) inside the overhead recirculation pipe system from the previous day's operation. I rejected overhead recirculation pipe system with US Rejected Tag B39 801195 for unsanitary condition. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up/Thigh Department, at approximately 0634 hours, the following was observed: there were chicken fat particles and black specks of various sizes on the product contact surface of the chicken thigh and chicken leg conveyors from the previous day's operation. I rejected the chicken thigh and chicken leg conveyors for unsanitary condition. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. I remained in the area until sanitary conditions were restored. While continuing my inspection in the Packing Department at approximately 0702 hours, the following was observed; there were product residue buildup on the product contact surface of the chicken wing and chicken breast chutes from the previous day's operation. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the inside surface of the wing drop chute from the previous day's operation. I rejected chicken wing and chicken breast chutes with US Rejected Tag B39 801188 for unsanitary condition. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observations. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0455 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Cut-Up/Thigh Deboning Department) shows deficiencies for the thigh/leg belts for other (UFM) on the direct product contact surface. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0625 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0655 hours for inspection. All noncompliance's found were from 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: 66-2011 dated 8/17/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product( s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein.
416.2(g)(6) Water that does not meet the use conditions of paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(5) of this section may not be used in areas where edible product is handled or prepared or in any manner that would allow it to adulterate edible product or create insanitary conditions.
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.