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Address: 403 South Custer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557
Establishment No.: p01325

USDA Inspection Report: 30 Apr 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0600 hours; I went to the storage coolers to observe conditions and follow up on corrective actions from a previous days finding. One of the QSI supervisors went with me to the cooler because his employees performed some of the corrective actions I wanted to verify. When I reached the cooler that leads through Dept. #13, I observed two broken/ busted cardboard bins. Product code 41-105 was held inside. Ground Breast with skin product was leaking out of the bottom sides of both combo bins. One bin more than the other. The 1st.cardboard bin, which held this product had a long slit on the one side of the bin, the inside liner bag, a defective piece of the cardboard sticking back into the open end and product was spilling out onto the floor from this opening. Approximately 3-4 shovels full; of product, was presently on the floor and still coming out. The other combo bin had product spilling out of a different side and was spilling onto the plastic pallet ( the bin was sitting on) and the cardboard pallet liner. Blood was also spilling out onto the cooler floor from these bins. I then took a regulatory control action and retained both bins of product. U.S. Retain tag # B36674998 and B9401902 was applied to these large cardboard combo bins. After this action was taken; I immediately went to the Q.C. office to notify someone of my finding. I notified and showed [redacted] this noncompliance. At this time more product was piling up on the floor and still coming. I then notified Line # [redacted] supervisor-[redacted] , of the noncompliance and of the action I took because they were using product from the cooler for their present days production. [redacted] was also verbally notified of this noncompliance. All regulatory control actions taken remained in place and were not relinquished until the appropriate corrective actions were performed and I verified the immediate actions taken by the establishment.


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


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 4 May 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 Apr 2011

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