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Hain Pure Protein Corporation

Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Sep 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.2(b), 416.2(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Tuesday, September 06, 2011, at approximately 0521 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 Chilling Department (Area 3); There were dirt and grease buildup on the three overhead light covers at Unit 9 (Post Chill Station) from previous day's operation. There was black grease buildup on the guide bars to the shackle line at Unit 14 (Bird Drop Chute) from previous day's operation. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes, and black specks of various sizes on the product contact surface Unit 16 (Box Track and Shackles) from previous day's operation. There were product residue buildups on the guide bars to the whole bird conveyor from previous day's operation. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. I remained in the area until sanitary conditions were restored. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up/Thigh Department, at approximately 0634 hours, the following was observed: there were grease buildup 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 with US Rejected Tag B39 801184 for unsanitary condition. There were black/brown residue buildup on overhead yellow electric cords, gray pipes, and gray electric boxes from previous day's operation. I informed (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning Department at approximately 0726 hours, the following was observed; there were product residue buildup on the guide bar to the chicken wing conveyor from previous day's operation. There were chicken fat particles, and black specks of various sizes on the product contact surface of the chicken wing conveyor from previous day's operation. I rejected chicken wing conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801182 for unsanitary condition. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observations. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Chilling Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0435 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 product residue on the direct product contact surface. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0633 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Breast Department) shows deficiencies for the wing conveyor for grease on the non-direct product contact surface. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0656 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: 70-2011 dated 8/31/2011

Regulation:

416.13(c) Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets. (d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate

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).

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(c) Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.

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.

 

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