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Address: 922 Country Rt 53, Brasher Falls, NY, 13613
Establishment No.: m4499
USDA Inspection Report: 18 Apr 2011
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.16(a)
Citation: At 0930 hours during the performance of an 01C01 procedure the following noncompliance was noted in the establishment SSOP. In the SSOP, the following is listed "[redacted]" On another page is listed "[redacted]." There is no form called the "[redacted]", in addition, there are no frequencies given for clean-up of processing rooms, smoke houses, coolers, and storage areas. This is in violation of 9 CFR 416.13(b), procedure frequencies must be written in the sanitation SOP's and performed at the frequency specified. The only thing that can be found on the Sanitation Checklist for Operational Slaughter and Processing is at the bottom of the form, and it says "[redacted]". This is where the form is initialed, but there are no written corrective actions and nothing documenting what piece of equipment was found in an insanitary condition during operations. This is in violation of 416.16(a), the daily records are not sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring of the Sanitation SOPs and corrective actions. Investigation reveals no linkage with respect to previous noncompliances with the same cause in the recent past.
416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.
416.16(a) Each official establishment shall maintain daily records sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring of the Sanitation SOP’s and any corrective actions taken. The establishment employee(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP’s as being responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the procedure(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP’s shall authenticate these records with his or her initials and the date.