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Address: 922 Country Rt 53, Brasher Falls, NY, 13613
Establishment No.: m4499
USDA Inspection Report: 17 Mar 2011
Violation: 417.4(a)(2)(ii), 417.5(a)(1), 417.5(a)(3)
Citation: While reviewing the HACCP Plan for the Raw Not Ground Plan and the records associated with the plan found the following Non-Compliances. On 03/14/2011a Pre-Shipment Review was performed and signed by a responsible establishment employee signifying all critical limits were met. The records shows that they did meet. The Non-Compliance observed on this date was that the verification by direct observation procedure was performed at a different time than the monitoring procedure. The verification procedure was performed at 5:00 but the three entries that the monitoring procedure were performed for the CCP was the following: 1. Smokehouse Cooler [redacted] degrees at 8:30 and initialed. 2. Retail Cooler [redacted] degrees at 9:00 and initialed. 3. Holding Cooler [redacted] degrees at 4:00 and initialed. The verification procedure did not correspond with the monitoring time which is a failure to follow part 417.5 (a)(3) and 417.4 (a)(2)(ii). Also the entries for the times have no indication whether these procedures were performed during the am or pm which is a failure to follow part 417.5 (a)(3). The other Non-Compliance found is that Est. 4499 Tri-Town Packing has Letters of Guarantee from their meat suppliers to justify that SRM's and E Coli 0157:H7 are not likely to occur and can be prevented at the Receiving-Raw Meat step. The last Letters of Guarantee on file in the HACCP Book date back to January 7th &12th 2009 from one of the suppliers that Est. 4499 uses. There are other suppliers that Est. 4499 uses, but no Letters of Guarantee were found. This is a failure to follow 417.5 (a)(1). (Manager) was informed of the Non-Compliances.
417.4(a)(2)(ii) Direct observations of monitoring activities and corrective actions
417.5(a)(1) The written hazard analysis prescribed in §417.2(a) of this part, including all supporting documentation;
417.5(a)(3) Records documenting the monitoring of CCP’s and their critical limits, including the recording of actual times, temperatures, or other quantifiable values, as prescribed in the establishment’s HACCP plan; the calibration of process-monitoring instruments; corrective actions, including all actions taken in response to a deviation; verification procedures and results; product code(s), product name or identity, or slaughter production lot. Each of these records shall include the date the record was made.