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Tri-Town Packing

Address: 922 Country Rt 53, Brasher Falls, NY, 13613
Establishment No.: m4499

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Mar 2012

Code: 03J02
Violation:  310.18, 417.3(a)(2), 417.4(a)(2)(ii)

Citation: At 0815 I conducted a routine Slaughter HACCP procedure. I entered the carcass cooler and examined sheep carcass [redacted] which bore the USDA mark of inspection. I observed a piece of semi-solid greenish material containing plant matter on the interior surface of the carcass near the 8th rib. The material was approximately an inch in length by a quarter inch wide by a quarter to a third of an inch thick and consistent with feces. USDA Retain Tag #B21138663 was applied to the carcass and SVMO[redacted] was informed. Kill Floor manager Mr. was shown this non-compliance visually and informed of it orally. The impacted area was liberally trimmed. A review of the Tri-Town Packing Corp Carcass Monitoring Log for 3-22-12 shows that carcass ID "[redacted]" was checked for no visible feces, milk or ingesta at 1150 (CCPB7). This is a failure of the Tri-Town Slaughter HACCP plan and CCP B7 which has a critical limit of "[redacted] ." Feces on carcasses adulterates the product and creates a food safety hazard as animal waste contains numerous pathogens. A similar non-compliance was documented on 3/12/2012 under NR# LPA4811033612N. While the plant did take immediate corrective action, no further planned corrective action has yet to be proposed. Mr. was informed of this non-compliance orally and in writing with this non-compliance record. As always you have the right to appeal.


310.18(a) Carcasses, organs, and other parts shall be handled in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination with fecal material, urine, bile, hair, dirt, or foreign matter; however, if contamination occurs, it shall be promptly removed in a manner satisfactory to the inspector.

417.3(a)(2) The CCP will be under control after the corrective action is taken;

417.4(a)(2)(ii) Direct observations of monitoring activities and corrective actions


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