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Joe Pagliuso & Bros., Inc., New York

Address: 6845 N. Slocum Rd, Ontario, NY 14519
Establishment No.: m4253

USDA Inspection Report: 2 Apr 2012

Code: 06B01
Violation: 303.1(a)(2)(iii), 317.16

Citation: At approximately 0800 hrs I observed the following non-compliance. In the holding cooler I found 25 lamb carcasses that were slaughtered under the custom exemption. Federal Regulation 9 CFR 303.1(a)(2)(iii) states that, “The custom prepared products are plainly marked “Not for Sale” as provided in §316.16 of this subchapter, immediately after being prepared and are kept so identified until delivered to the owner; and”. The carcasses were not marked “Not for Sale” and the labels that were attached to the carcasses were also not labeled “Not for Sale”. They were labeled with a retail label. Federal Regulation 9 CFR 317.16 states, “Products that are custom prepared under §303.1(a)(2) of this subchapter must be packaged immediately after preparation and must be labeled (in lieu of information otherwise required by this part 317) with the words “Not For Sale” in lettering not less than three-eighth inch in height. Such exempted custom prepared products or their containers may bear additional labeling provided such labeling is not false or misleading.” I notified , Plant Manager, and he proceeded to have the carcasses stamped “Not for Sale”. I took a Regulatory Control Action and applied U.S. Retain tags NO.B39879024 to 5 lambs, NO.B39879025 to 8 lambs, NO.B39879026 to 5 lambs, NO.B39879027 to 2 lambs, NO.B39879029 to 3 lambs and NO.B398790230 to 2 lambs. I observed the plant relabeled the product correctly with a “Not for Sale” label and I then removed all U.S. Retain tags.

Regulation:

303.1(a)(2)(iii) The custom prepared products are plainly marked ‘‘Not for Sale’’ as provided in 316.16 of this subchapter, immediately after being prepared and are kept so identified until delivered to the owner; and

317.16 Products that are custom prepared under 303.1(a)(2) of this subchapter must be packaged immediately after preparation and must be labeled (in lieu of information otherwise required by this part 317) with the words ‘‘Not For Sale’’ in lettering not less than three-eighth inch in height. Such exempted custom prepared products or their containers may bear additional labeling provided such labeling is not false or misleading.

 

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