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Balkan Meat Market Inc.

Address: 19625 Van Dyke, Detroit, MI 48234
Establishment No.: m10312

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2011

Code: 04804
Violation: 317.2(c), 317.13, 317.20

Citation: At approximately 1315 hours while performing a scheduled General Labeling (04804) task, in what the establishment calls the fresh meat cooler where raw product is kept that has not been cooked.  In the fresh cooler on a pallet against the wall I observed two containers of product . The first container was gray and it had approximately twenty-pounds of meat sausage grind up with no label on the container.  I then proceeded to the other container which is white it had cut up pork meat approximately fifteen pounds of product without  no label on the container.  I then informed [redacted] about the noncompliance. The establishment took immediate corrective action by placing labels on the containers. The establishment past prevent ive measure on 10/24/2011is not effective.  The establishment has one previous written NR for the same cause on 10/24/2011 Nr # is RBJ211410002410. The establishment preventive measure is that he has to more training on the subject. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


317.2(c) Labels of all products shall show the following information on the principal display panel (except as otherwise permitted in this part), in accordance with the requirements of this part or, if applicable, part 319 of this subchapter

317.13 Labels, wrappers, and containers bearing any official marks, with or without the establishment number, may be transported from one official establishment to any other official establishment provided such shipments are made with the prior authorization of the inspector in charge at point of origin, who will notify the inspector in charge at destination concerning the date of shipment, quantity, and type of labeling material involved. No such material shall be used at the establishment to which it is shipped unless such use conforms with the requirements of this subchapter.

317.20 [Reserved]


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