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Croghan Meat Market, Inc.

Address: 9824 Main St, Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327
Establishment No.: m4480

USDA Inspection Reports: 11 Apr 2012

Code: 03B02
Violation: 417.5(a)(1)

Citation: The Croghan Meat Market Raw Ground and Raw Not Ground Hazard Analysis states that [redacted]. The Croghan Meat Market prerequisite testing program for E.Coli 0157:H7 states that [redacted]d. Lab testing results from [redacted] the show that the Croghan Meat Market submits a "[redacted] for all E.Coli 0157:H7 samples, never a .  When I asked , manager of the Croghan Meat Market, for supporting documentation for the "sponge sample" as a valid method for detection of E. Coli 0157:H7 she provided me with correspondence between FSIS EIAO [redacted] and FSIS Microbiologist , PhD.  In this document it clearly states that for sampling of E.Coli 0157:H7, the meat companies must submit a 65gm or 375gm size sample.  A "sponge sample" is never mentioned. While reviewing the 2011 lab results for the Croghan Meat Market E.Coli 0157:H7 prerequisite testing program for beef and veal it should be noted that the March 3, 2011 sample is identified as [redacted], not beef or veal.  The June 1, 2011 sample is identified as [redacted], no mention of species or cut.  The August 1, 2011 sample is identified as [redacted], no mention of species or cut.  In 2011 there were three lab samples submitted for [redacted] product, January 3, 2011, July 18, 2011, and November 1, 2011.  When I asked , manager of Croghan Meat Market, if all of the product received from [redacted] went to the production of cooked product she said yes.  If all of the [redacted] product received at Croghan Meat Market went to the production of cooked product it received full lethality at the cooking  step  per Appendix A and should not be tested by the Croghan Meat Market E.Coli 0157:H7 prerequisite program as it   never entered the Raw Ground and Raw Not Ground HACCP processing categories. The lab sampling method that is not AOAC/FSIS approved and the incorrect selection of products to sample are a failure of 9 CFR 417.5(a)(1) which states " The establishment shall maintain the following records documenting the establishment's HACCP plan including the written hazard analysis prescribed in 417.2(a) of this part including all supporting documentation."

Regulation:

417.5(a)(1) The establishment shall maintain the following records documenting the establishment’s HACCP plan: (1) The written hazard analysis prescribed in 417.2(a) of this part, including all supporting documentation

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