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USA Pork Packers Inc

Address: 328 South Wyoming St, Hazelton, PA 18201
Establishment No.: m20760

USDA Inspection Report: 24 Sep 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.5(a)

Citation: On 24 September 2010, at approximately 0815 hrs, Dr [redacted] FLS, [redacted] CSI, [redacted] Line Inspector, and I [redacted] ( SPHV) toured the processing area whilst performing a scheduled ISP procedure code 01C02 (Operational Sanitation); during our inspection of this aforementioned area, we noted the following noncompliance: An employee was observed handling several soiled wooden pallets that were on the floor of the processing area; upon completion of this task, he immediately began handling pork necks contained within a packaging box that had yet to be sealed. Upon observation of this noncompliance, I took immediate regulatory control action and affixed US Rejected/US Retained tag number B39443945 to the box of pork necks. [redacted] QC, was notified of the noncompliance at the time of occurrence. The establishment reconditioned all product and the employee who handled the pallets washed his hands and changed into a fresh pair of gloves. I reviewed the establishment's actions at approximately 0850 hrs, deemed them to be satisfactory, and removed the US Rejected/US Retained tag at this time. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.4(d), which states the following: "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments."; 9 CFR 416.5(a), which states the following: "All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions."

Regulation:

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.5(a) Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.

 

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