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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 14 Sep 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.2(b), 416.4(a)
Citation: On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at approximately 0519 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 was grease buildup on the product contact surface of the Whole Bird Conveyor Unit#16 (Box Track and Shackles) from previous day's operation. I rejected the Whole bird Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801183 for unsanitary condition. I noticed water dripping from the overhead support frame at the incline conveyor before the SANOVA Drip Tank. At close examination, the water was dripping from the support frame onto the incline conveyor approximately every five seconds. I rejected the Incline Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801187 for unsanitary condition. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up/Thigh Department, at approximately 0635 hours, the following was observed: there were chicken fat particles and black specks of various sizes on the product contact surface of the Whole Bird Transfer Conveyor and chicken back conveyor from the previous day's operation. I rejected the Whole Bird Transfer Conveyor and chicken back conveyors with US Rejected Tag B39 801183 for unsanitary condition. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Chilling Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0515 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Cut-Up/Thigh Deboning Department) shows deficiencies for the transfer belt and back belt/chute for product residue on the direct product contact surface. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0637 hours for inspection. 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 to this noncompliance. NR: 72-2011 dated 9/6/2011
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).
416.2(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.
416.4(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.