Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Jim Simon Meats

Address: 1234 Sandridge Rd, Alden, NY 14004
Establishment No.: m4285

USDA Inspection Reports: 25 Jan 2011

Code: 05A02
Violation: 310.25(a)

Citation: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 while reviewing the establishment's Prerequisite Program for E. coli 0157:H7, I observed the following non-compliance. I discovered that the establishment didn't update their Prerequisite Program for E. coli 0157:H7 to reflect the guideline of the Robust Testing Method. When informed of the non-compliance Mr. Simon (plant owner) replied he was using the Robust Testing Method which is recommended by the FSIS for swabbing beef carcasses, but forgot to document it. Plant management need to comply with the FSIS regulation 9 cfr 310.25(a).

Regulation:

310.25(a) Criteria for verifying process control; E. coli testing. (1) Each official establishment that slaughters livestock must test for Escherichia coli Biotype 1 (E.coli) Establishments that slaughter more than one type of livestock or both livestock and poultry, shall test the type of livestock or poultry slaughtered in the greatest number. The establishment shall:

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