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USA Pork Packers Inc

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

USDA Inspection Report: 15 Oct 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On 15 October 2010, at approximately 0655 hrs, whilst performing a scheduled ISP procedure code 01B02 (Pre-operational Sanitation), I identified the following noncompliances: (1) The large splitting cleaver located to the right of the office on the ground floor was discovered to contain grease, hair, specks of blood, and rust throughout its food-contact surfaces; (2) In the head-drop area, a tattered aluminum scabbard was discovered to contain grease and other organic debris throughout; additionally, it was damaged to the point that it no longer could serve its intended purpose. I took immediate regulatory control action and affixed US Rejected/US Retained tag number B39443933 to the hook on which the cleaver was hanging and US Rejected/US Retained tag number B39443934 to the hook on which the dysfunctional scabbard was hanging. [redacted] QC, was notified of the noncompliances at the time of occurrence. Establishment employees cleaned and sanitized the cleaver and presented it for reinspection, at approximately 0712 hrs. I deemed their actions to be satisfactory, at which point I removed the retain tag and released the cleaver. My identification of this dysfunctional scabbard resulted in immediate disposal of this object and the retain tag was removed upon my observation of the establishment's disposal of this aforementioned dysfunctional scabbard. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 416.3(a), which states the following: "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."; 9 CFR 416.4(a), which states the following: "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."; 9 CFR 416.4(b), which states the following: "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." This noncompliance is linked to a noncompliance of similar cause, noncompliance record number 0057-2010-13030, dated 04 October 2010.

Regulation:

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(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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