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Hain Pure Protein Corporation

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

USDA Inspection Report: 22 Sep 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: At approximately 1225 hours, while performing a test for finished product standards on the evisceration line at the pre-chill station, Performance of this check is part of procedure 04C04. I randomly selected ten poultry carcasses from the evisceration line and inspected them for Processing Nonconformance/Trim Nonconformance I found one bird out of ten had fecal material on outside surface of the left side of the tail. The fecal material was approximately 7mm in size. The fecal material was greenish in color, semi-solid, thick pasty consistency. I immediately took a regulatory control action of the evisceration line by stopping production. I informed (First Processing Manager) of my finding. The poultry carcass was shown to (Complex Manager). The carcass was taken to the reprocessing station for recondition. I relinquished my regulatory control actions on the evisceration line, after the plants immediate corrective action according to the regulatory requirements of 417.3 was put in place. The plant QA technician performed retests that I monitored. There were no plant employees between me and the chiller when I performed my 04C04 procedure. This is the last point before the chill system when control can be exerted to prevent the contaminated bird from entering the chill system in violation of regulation 9 CFR 381.65 (e) as well as 9 CFR 417.2(c) (4).The establishment has identified fecal material to be a hazard in its hazard analysis and controls the hazard with CCP#1. Fecal material harbors microorganisms and possible pathogens and must be prevented from entering into the chill system. I performed a 03J02 procedure for the 03J01 noncompliance for Lot #2. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. FSIS would expect the establishment to have procedures in place to prevent the reoccurrence of contaminated birds from entering the chill system. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment response to this noncompliance. The previous preventive actions have either not been implemented or ineffective to prevent this recurrence of CCP#1 of the plants HACCP Plan. NR: 74-2011 dated 9/13/2011

Regulation:

381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;

 

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