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Natural Acres Meats (dba Troutman & Sons)

Address: 428 White Top Rd, Middleburg, PA 17842
Establishment No.: m09832

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Jan 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0600 hours, while performing ISP code 01B02 (preoperational sanitation), I observed the following noncompliances on the slaughter floor: 1. Both hooks attached to the roller hoist had product residue (fat, grease) on them. The residue was 1/16" to 1/2" in size and was in various areas on the units. 2. The chains on the roller hoist had black grease on the links and covered a majority of the chains. 3. The cooler door located in the wash room, had a protein build-up on the outside bottom third of the door. This build-up was also observed in the inside of the door too. 4. The floors in the wash room and the furnace room were covered with product residue from previous production. I informed Mr. [redacted] of the above noncompliances. The area was tagged at 0600 hours with USDA tag #B37853316, and after cleaning I released the area at 0625 hours. Items 1, 2, and 3 are product contact areas, item 4 is a non-product contact area. In the processing room, I observed that the majority of the floor and also the black mats were covered with product residue (fat, meat, grease), from previous production. I informed Mr. [redacted] and tagged the area at 0610 hours with USDA tag #B37853321. After acceptable clean-up, I released the area at 0635 hours. When reviewing plants SSOP records, I observed that these area were released at 0500 hours (slaughter floor) and 0530 hours (processing room) with the above areas found acceptable by the plant. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The supervisor was to instruct employee to do a better cleaning job. This was either ineffective or not implemented properly to stop the reoccurrences of insanitary units. NR: 8-2010 dated 11/18/2010 This is a violation of 9 CFR 416.4(a), 416.4(b), 416.13(c), and your own SSOP Plan.

Regulation:

416.2(b)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

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

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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