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Champlain Beef Inc.
Address: 9679 State Rt 4, Whitehall, NY 12887
Establishment No.: m8547
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Apr 2012
Citation: At approximately 0900 hours while performing sanitation inspection of the coolers, the following noncompliance was observed. A majority of the marks of inspection on the quarter carcasses of beef in the cooler are illegible. Some carcasses have only faint purple ink marks where the brand was applied and in others the ink appears to have run making the brand imprint illegible. There were approximately ten carcass quarters with illegible brand imprints in the trailer being loaded for shipping. This is a noncompliance of 9 CFR 316.5 (f). Regulatory control action was taken and the truck trailer was tagged U.S. Rejected # B40171216. Mr. HACCP manager, was notified of the noncompliance and he re-stamped the carcasses with the inspection legend. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.
316.5 (f) Ink used must assure legibility and permanence of the markings and the color of ink shall provide acceptable contrast with the color of the product to which it is applied.