Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Croghan Meat Market, Inc.
Address: 9824 Main St, Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327
Establishment No.: m4480
USDA Inspection Reports: 11 Apr 2012
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."
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