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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Aug 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0555 hours; I went to QSI office to verify that the monitors have completed their inspection for Dept.'s #11 and # 12. After confirming this has been completed; one of the QSI supervisors and I proceeded to the designated areas for scheduled procedure 01B02. Dept 11 One of the over head cement ceilings held an accumulation of fat and product residues, which hung above the wing grader machine. Several side beams and framework was found with fat and meat particles, varying in size. Dept 12 HQ area- Several frame work and over head structures were found with fat and accumulated meat particles. Inside the motor covers there were grease, fat and other product residues both loose and attached to the bottom portion of the motors and the covers. The covers do not cover the bottom area of the motors and they are exposed to the conveyor below it. Above one of the HQ conveyor exits; there was an accumulation of fat and product residues hanging and attached to the over head stainless steel pipes. This finding covered at least 4 pipes across and was about 3 feet in length. This finding is directly above a product contact surface. Above the skinner- pipes covered with recent and less recent meat scrapes and particles hung and was attached to the pipes. Some of these findings were so built up and accumulative they started turning black in sections. More like these findings were held on some of the white insulation in that area. The Stainless steel pipe; in which the product ( skins) flows through, was found with a build up of product residues attached to the inside walls of said pipe. The finding was yellowish brown in color and covered most areas within this is a product contact surface. This pipe is approximately 6 feet in length. QSI Supervisors: [redacted] and [redacted] were immediately notified of this noncompliance. [redacted] was present during this observation and [redacted] observed the last mentioned finding. Corrective actions began immediately; however some actions needed some time to complete. I remained in the area and production was not permitted to begin in this area until the necessary corrective actions were complete and verified. All areas were released by 0720 hours.


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

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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 22 Aug 2011
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