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Rudolph Foods Company, Inc.

Address: 6575 Bellefontaine Rd. Lima, OH 45804
Establishment No.: m1055

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Dec 2011

Code: 01001
Violation: 416.4(b), 416.4(d), 416.1, 416.2(b)(1)

Citation: While evaluating Establishment compliance with the SPS and SSOP regulatory requirementsthroughout the raw products cutting area I observed the following: 1) Conduits, conduit hangers and other hardware structures throughout the area were found to be heavily rusted and exhibiting flaking paint, often around and above areas where uncovered prod ucts area processed, transported and/or stored. 2) The refrigeration unit along the wall of the room containing processing lines 1 [redacted] was found with heavily oxidized and flaking metal on the aluminum fins (facing the wall) and heavily rusted grill covers on the unit fans. With the aid of a ladder it was identified that ,at the touch, large pieces (.5xl") of the cooling unit fins broke loose and those pieces powderi zed by light rubbing. Additional flaking paint was observed on the fan grills. The flaking paint easily broke free of the grill at the touch. At the time of the observation exposed products were being stored directly under and around the refer unit. I initiated a regulatory control action and rejected (US reject tag #826760887) the floor area beneath the refer unit. [redacted] was contacted was contacted and notified of these findings. At my request accompanied me through the department and reviewed my findings with me. During this review I requested a ladder to better evaluate the deterioration of the refrigeration unit. accommodated and brought a ladder to the immediate area. The condition of the ladder was objectionable. It was found with heavy grease and black soil build-up along the ladder frame and rung traction grooves. I commented to that I had remarked to [redacted] the night prior during the conduct of pre-op inspection that several ladders in the department were found in similar condition and that those ladders were not being maintained in an acceptable manner. Noncompliance with 9 CFR 416.1;416.2(b)(1); 416.4(b) and 416.4(d) is evident in this finding in that the Establishment failed to maintain structures in good repair, assure the cleaning of non-food-contact surfaces of equipment and adequately protect products during processing,handling and storage in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary cond itions and the adulteration of products.


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.

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

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.


Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 26 Dec 2011

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