Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Hain Pure Protein Corporation

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jul 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: On 7/14/2010, at approximately 0455 hours, I performed preoperational inspection (ISP code 01B02) and observed the following noncompliances: 1. At approximately 0503 hours, I observed product particles from the previous days' operation inside 3 stainless steel tanks in the chilling area. The product particles were 3-5 mm in size and were pink, red, white, or yellow in color. There were approximately 3-10 particles per tank. I immediately informed , 1st Processing Manager, of the noncompliance and stated the noncompliance would be documented in a NR. I took regulatory control action by tagging 2 of the tank with U.S. Rejected tags No. B38670193 and No. B38670194. The third tank, which was smaller in size, was cleaned in my presence. After the establishment took immediate corrective actions, the tags were removed at approximately 0526 hours. 2. At approximately 0503 hours, I observed the stainless steel tanks in the chilling area had rough welds along the bottom-side junctions. Three of the tanks contained product particles (see #1 above) and the remaining 2 tanks appeared clean. I immediately informed of the noncompliance and stated the noncompliance would be documented in a NR. Rough welds cannot be adequately cleaned and may cause an insanitary condition. In Breast deboning area, at approximately 0630, I ) found a particle of fat tissue approximately 1/4 inch by 1 inch on white plastic separator. I notified , no tag needed, He had it cleaned immediately by cleaning crew. Establishment management have received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Please see the establishment's response on file. NR: 39-2010 dated 6/30/2010 The previous preventive measure was either not implemented or was ineffective in preventing the recurrence of this noncompliance. Failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR 500.


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

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

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.


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