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Address: 922 Country Rt 53, Brasher Falls, NY, 13613
Establishment No.: m4499
USDA Inspection Report: 1 Jun 2011
Citation: At 1000 hours during the performance of a 03J02 utilizing a recordkeeping procedure for yesterday (05/31/11) the following noncompliance was noted pertaining to establishment verification performing direct observation and documenting associated records. For CCP-B7 (Zero Tolerance) and CCP-B8 ([redacted] Carcass Spray) direct observation of these monitoring activities was conducted by the establishment verifier at 1615 hours for both CCP's as documented on the associated record. However, according to the Carcass Monitoring Log, monitoring for CCP-B7 and CCP-B8 is documented to have taken place at 0830 and 0835 hours respectively. This is in violation of 9 CFR 417.4(a)(2)(ii), direct observation of ongoing verification must be designed for the plant verifier to directly observe the plant employee conducting the monitoring activity. Under verification for CCP-B7 (Zero Tolerance) in the establishments Haccp Plan is stated "[redacted] ". The establishment is not following their written procedures and has not modified their Haccp Plan to account for the redesign of their "Weekly Verification Log" and the change in frequency for direct observation. CCP-B8 has been changed to "[redacted] Carcass Spray" on the record only, but is still listed in the Haccp Plan as "Microbial Intervention/[redacted]", in which monitoring is for the correct concentration of the mixing of the [redacted]. The establishment is not performing one or more of the verification procedures listed in the Haccp Plan and at the frequencies listed in the Haccp Plan. This noncompliance is being linked to NR #26 dated 05/11/11, NR #25 dated 05/10/11, NR #23 dated 05/04/11, and NR #16 dated 04/07/11 as the cause is the same. These NR's have not been closed; the establishment elects not to document any written corrective actions, has not proferred any responses verbally, and no changes have been documented in the establishments Haccp Plans to bring them back into compliance with the regulatory requirements.
417.4(a)(2)(ii) Ongoing verification activities. Ongoing verification activities include, but are not limited to: Direct observations of monitoring activities and corrective actions;