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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 26 Sep 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.2(b), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 1431 hours, while performing my routine inspection, I observed the following noncompliance's in the Breast Deboning Department; I observed water dripping from the ceiling onto the product on the U-Turn conveyor. At close examination, I observed water dripping from the white trim strip onto the poultry front halve carcasses, and the U-Turn conveyor. I immediately took a regulatory control action by stopping production at the U-Turn conveyor. I immediately rejected the U-Turn conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 4801173. I informed (Second Processing Manager) and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. Upon further examination, the yellowish color water would run out of the ceiling tiles, when the ceiling tiles are touched with a mop. I also observed water dripping from a gray electric box just inches from the inside cone line in the Breast Deboning Department. After sanitary conditions were restored and the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the U-Turn conveyor. There was approximately thirty-six (36) minutes downtime with this noncompliance. I retained approximately seventy (70) chicken front halve carcasses with US Retained Tags B39 133558 for reconditioning. The noncompliance's found involved direct product contamination. A check of the plant's SSOP's form (Breast Deboning shows deficiencies for condensation. Establishment Corrective Actions - "Used Mop". The department was released at 0650 hours for inspection. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record and GMP Monitor's record (Breast Deboning Department) shows no entries documented prior to my observation of this noncompliance. Similar noncompliance was documented on NR 0059-2011-14346 dated 07/29/2011 for water dripping on product (Chicken front halve carcasses) in the Breast Deboning Department. The proposed further action was either ineffective or not properly applied to prevent the reoccurrence of this noncompliance. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as 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.
416.15(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(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(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.