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

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Jun 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0904 hours; I was in Line # [redacted] hallway and continuing with scheduled procedure 01C02, when I found this noncompliance. I observed some stainless steel tanks filled with product in it, in which the tow motor operator was removing product from this area and taking it into Line # [redacted] wet side area. Then I started checking some of the dates and found one dated from 05/25/11. The tow motor employee said he was about to take this tank to be ran next on the wet side. I asked him to wait and calculated that this product was produced 12 days ago. I then decided to evaluate/inspect the product organoleptically. The product had a foul and off odor. This product was identified with product code- 41-104 (Ground Leg with Skin). The plastic covering that covered the product had several pieces of black unidentified foreign material (UFM's) on it and had a torn opening near some of the various UFM's. While I was making my evaluation of the product, Q.A. inspector [redacted] was walking past me, I called him and [redacted] over to the product tank in question. I waited for approximately 10 minutes for plant officials to provide with some info concerning this product. When they returned I applied U.S. retain tag # B36 279339 to the stainless steel tank and its content. Both [redacted] and [redacted] were verbally notified of this noncompliance. Q. A. representative placed his own retain tag own the product following my regulatory control action. Shortly after [redacted] said they are going to condemn this product as part of their corrective actions. In the establishment's Raw Ground HACCP Plan; on the product description page, they list the 'expected shelf life- Fresh: 7 days and frozen: 180 days'. This was fresh product and as I verified the establishments corrective action; I realized the foul smell was even stronger toward the lower portion of the tank. After further investigation; I found there were other product tanks with dates close to this date. I then inspected these product tanks. They appeared to be fine and no action was taken on them. The regulatory control action taken remained in place and was not relinquished until the appropriate corrective actions were taken and verified.


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

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: 22 Jun 2011
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