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Hilltown Pork, Inc., New York

Address: 12948 Rt 22, Canaan, NY 12029
Establishment No.: m4018

USDA Inspection Report: 3 Nov 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0705 hours while conducting a scheduled 01B02 procedure task subsequent the establishments verbal and noted acceptable pre-operational procedure I observed the following: Kill Floor- -Meat particles, fat scraps, residue and hair on the hilt, handle and product contact surface of four knife blades and the inside surface of employee's knife scabbard in direct contact with the knife blades. Four knives and scabbard rejected with US Rejected tag #B 30 649392. -Clumps of hair and hair adhered to the non-product contact surface of the rubber beater paddles, surfaces of the inside lower frame and the bottom surfaces of the pivoting cradle of the Dehairing Machine. Dehairing Machine rejected with US Rejected tag #B 30 649393. Processing/ Packing Room: -Smearing black unknown material on the product contact surface of the boning board of the Boning Table beside the Grinding Machine. Boning Table rejected with US Rejected Tag 30 649394. -Rust/ rust stains on the cutting board supports and table frame of two boning tables in the Processing Room and one boning table in the Packing Room. - One knife with meat particles on the contact surface of the blade and hilt and one knife with fat residue on the handle. Knives rejected with US Rejected tag #B 30 649394. -Dried blood and meat residue on the Vacuum Machine heating element and on the inside non-contact surface area of the lid across from the heating element directly above finished packaged products stationed in the Packing Room. -Fat residue/ residuals on the inside surface of the lower wheel housing behind the lower wheel of the Band-Saw stationed in the Processing Room. This is a failure to meet: 9CFR 416.1; 9CFR 416.4(a), 9CFR 416.4(b), 9CFR 416.13(c). I verbally notified , Production Supervisor immediately of the non-compliances. The establishments SSOP plan signed and dated 1/8/10, page 2, Pre-Operational Sanitation section "[quote redacted]" states: " [quote redacted]" and section titles "[quote redacted]" states: "[quote redacted] ". This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: No preventative measure documented at this time. NR: 21-2010 dated 10/19/2010


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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.


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