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Jerry Hayes Meats, Inc.

Address: RD1, Stratton Rd, Newark Valley, NY 13811
Establishment No.: m4488

USDA Inspection Report: 19 Jun 2012

Code: 04B05
Violation: 312.2, 316.5

Citation: .On 6/19/2012 While performing a general labeling task with SPHV it was noticed in the small animal holding cooler there were 4 lamb carcasses that had illegible brands on them. Each carcass was marked with 4 brands, all four brands had been smeared or were running due to what appeared to be too much ink and the carcass being too wet. This is noncompliant with Regulations 312.2  which states: 312.2(b)(1) The official inspection legend to be shown on all labels for inspected and passed products of cattle, sheep, swine, and goats shall be in the following form except that it need not be of the size illustrated, provided that it is a sufficient size and of such color as to be conspicuously displayed and readily legible and the same proportions of letter size and boldness are maintained as illustrated, and 316.5 which states: 316.5(f) Ink used must assure legibility and permanence of the markings and the color of ink shall provide acceptable contrast with the color of the product which it is applied. Establisment employee's and were notified of the noncompliance at the time it was noticed and the carcasses were rebranded and were found to be acceptable. HACCP Supervisor was notified of the noncompliance at the start of business 6/20/12.

Regulation:

312.2 The official inspection legend required by part 317 of this subchapter to be shown on all labels for inspected and passed products of cattle, sheep, swine, and goats shall be in the following form1 except that it need not be of the size illustrated, provided that it is a sufficient size and of such color as to be conspicuously displayed and readily legible and the same proportions of letter size and boldness are maintained as illustrated:

316.5 Ink used must assure legibility and permanence of the markings and the color of ink shall provide acceptable contrast with the color of the product to which it is applied.

 

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