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Hain Pure Protein Corporation
Address: 220 N.Center St, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p533
USDA Inspection Report: 30 Sep 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Friday, September 30, 2011, at approximately 0504 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 Live receiving/Kill Room Department (Area 1); There were excessive amount of feed material, product residue and feathers into the Scalder (Unit #7) from previous day's operation. I rejected the Scalder with US Rejected Tag B39 133573 for unsanitary condition. I inform (Assistant Lead Live Receiving) of my observation. Mr. (First Processing Manager) was also informed of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up/Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0642 hours, the following was observed; I noticed condensation on the ceiling, overhead structures, and gray pipes from the Thigh/Leg Belt to the Breast Machine in the Cut-Up Department. The heavily beaded condensations were directly over the product zone area. I also noticed condensation on the ceiling, and gray pipes over the product contact surface of the Trim Table in the Thigh Deboning Department. I rejected Cut-Up/Thigh Deboning Departments with US Rejected Tag B39 801182 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Second Processing Manager) of my observations. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving/Kill Room Department) shows deficiencies for the Scalder. Deficiency found - feathers and product residue. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0450 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Cut-Up/Thigh Deboning Department) shows deficiencies for condensation. Corrective Actions- Use Mop. The department was released at 0630 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: 76-2011 dated 9/14/2011
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(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(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.