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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: 01802
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.13(c)

Citation: After the Establishment pre-op and prior to the start of operations (12/26/11) I conducted a hands-on pre-op verification in the cutting room. My finding(s) were as follows: l) The line[redacted] auger from the dumper to the cutter wasfound with several (>3) large (2"-3" sq.) pieces of meat and fat wedged under the auger (product contact). 2) The #1 dumper wasfound with small pieces of fat and rust attached to the product receiving bin. Evaluation of the immediate overhead identified heavily rusted conduit and conduit bracket directly above. 3) The line [redacted] machine was found with deep gouges and cracks in the belt surface. These gouges and cracks were filled with product and product residues. 4) The North & South Processing load Beltswere found with an extraordinary amount of meat and fat. Meat and fat pieces (10), some in excess of 2-3"sq. were scattered across the belt tops. The belt section hinges were completely full of fat, in excess of 1/4" deep in many places. The belt gears were found completely full of fat and product pieces. [redacted] was contacted and notified of these findings. After reviewing the findings with [redacted], I initiated a regulatory control action and rejected the cutting rooms pending the implementation of establishment corrective actions. I requested the Establishment SSOP pre-op records [redacted] provided a record dated 12/23/2011. All items included on the record were checked off as being inspected and found acceptable. An illegible signature on the record was identified as "Nathan Steffie" [redacted] Noncompliance with 9 CFR 416.13(c) is evident in this finding in that the Establishment failed to implement and/or monitor the implementation of the SSOP procedures in a manner sufficient to prevent the contamination or adulteration of products. Additional noncompliance exists in that the Establishment failed to assure rooms and structures be kept in good repair sufficient to preclude the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of products.


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.

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


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 26 Dec 2011

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