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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 20 Sep 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(b), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 0707 hours, while performing an unscheduled review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure in the Chilling Department, I observed water dripping from the ceiling support beam onto the poultry carcasses on the incline conveyor before the SAVONA Drip Tank. I immediately took a regulatory control action by stopping production in the Chilling Department. At close examination, the water was yellowish in color, and was dripping approximately five (5) second per minute from the ceiling support beam onto the poultry carcasses on the incline conveyor. I rejected the Incline Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801176 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Packing Lead) and (Complex Manager) of my observation. There was approximately one hundred and twenty-five (125) poultry carcasses retained with US Retained Tag B 39 801177 for recondition. After sanitary conditions have been restored and preventive measures were proposed, I relinquished the regulatory control action on the Chilling Department at approximately 0715 hours. There was eight (8) minutes downtime involves with this noncompliance. There was product involved with this noncompliance. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record and GMP Monitor's record (Chilling Department) shows no entries documented prior to my observation of this noncompliance. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Chilling Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0510 hours for inspection. A review of the plant's SSOP's Plan under Operational Sanitation stated, "[redacted] ." This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’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.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.