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Champlain Beef Inc.
Address: 9679 State Rt 4, Whitehall, NY 12887
Establishment No.: m8547
USDA Inspection Report: 19 Jan 2011
Citation: On 1/19/2011 at approximately 1600 hours while conducting a hands on verification to check the establishments procedure to ensure that the carcasses are free of fecal material, ingesta, and milk I observed the following noncompliance in the hot cooler. One side of beef had fecal contamination on the inside flap. Carcass (#4404) had fecal material that was greenish brown and fibrous 2 inches in circumference and spread out across the flap and thoracic cavity approximately 5 inches in diameter. This contamination poses a risk which could adversely affect public health. I immediately notified of my findings. The areas of visible contamination was trimmed under my supervision, The carcass was re-inspected and released. This is a noncompliance of 9 CFR310.18 as well as the plants own HACCP plan. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in further regulatory action. As always you have the right to appeal. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The plant said they would have a training session with a employee and also have a meeting with all employees on sanitary dressing procedures. NR: 1-2011 dated 1/7/2011
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.