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Crescent Duck Farm Inc., New York

Address: 10 Edgar Ave, Aquebogue, NY 11931
Establishment No.: 00824 P

USDA Inspection Report: 31 Aug 2011

Code: 04B01
Violation: 381.126, 381.129

Citation: On August 31, 2011, at 1400 hour I observed that the lot# on the boxes of the products packed out today was "8787" instead of "8789". I immediately notified Mr. . A total of 45 boxes were labeled with wrong code date. Products with wrong code date were then isolated in a rack and an U.S. Retained Tag (#B39036518) was applied until corrective action could be performed. Regulation 381.126 state "Date of packing and date of processing (a) Either the immediate container or the shipping container of all poultry food products shall be plainly and permanently marked by code or otherwise with the date of packing." Regulation 381.129 (a) state "No poultry product subject to the Act shall have any false or misleading labeling." Regulation 381.126 and 381.129 (a) have not been met.

Regulation:

381.126 (a) Either the immediate container or the shipping container of all poultry food products shall be plainly and permanently marked by code or otherwise with the date of packing. If calendar dating is used, it must be accompanied by an explanatory statement, as provided in 381.129(c)(2).

381.129 (a) No poultry product subject to the Act shall have any false or misleading labeling or any container that is so made, formed, or filled as to be misleading. However, established trade names and other labeling and containers which are not false or misleading and which are approved by the Administrator in the regulations or in specific cases are permitted.

381.129 (c)(2) Immediately adjacent to the calendar date shall be a phrase explaining the meaning of such date in terms of ‘‘packing’’ date, ‘‘sell by’’ date, or ‘‘use before’’ date, with or without a further qualifying phrase, e.g., ‘‘For Maximum Freshness’’ or ‘‘For Best Quality’’, and such phrases shall be approved by the Administrator as prescribed in 381.132. 

 

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