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Hilltown Pork, Inc., New York

Address: 12948 Rt 22, Canaan, NY 12029
Establishment No.: m4018

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Apr 2012

Code: 04B04
Violation: 317.2(f)(1), 317.8(a)

Citation: At approximately 0920 hours, while performing a scheduled SSOP Operational Review and Observation task, observed the following in the Processing Cooler. An employee introduce a pre-measured package of dry seasonings and  potable water into the grinding/mixing machine with ground pork during the formulation of Breakfast Sausage. [newline]A review of the labels affixed to the finished products in the Processing Cooler, fail  to  declare water used during the formulation of Breakfast Sausage product within the ingredients statement of the label. [newline]One case, containing 20 lbs. of Breakfast Sausage retained with US Retained tag# B 19 929037.[newline]Plant Manager, immediately notified verbally of the non-compliance.[newline]This is a failure to meet 9 CFR 317.8(a)  and 9 CFR 317.2(f)(1).


317.2(f)(1) The list of ingredients shall show the common or usual names of the ingredients arranged in the descending order of predominance, except as otherwise provided in this paragraph.

317.8(a) No product or any of its wrappers, packaging, or other containers shall bear any false or misleading marking, label, or other labeling and no statement, word, picture, design, or device which conveys any false impression or gives any false indication of origin or quality or is otherwise false or misleading shall appear in any marking or other labeling. No product shall be wholly or partly enclosed in any wrapper, packaging, or other container that is so made, formed, or filled as to be misleading.


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