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Musselman's Meats, L.L.C.

Address: 4030 Conrad Weiser Parkway, Womelsdorf, PA 19567
Establishment No.: m08615

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Jan 2012

Code: 03J02
Violation: 417.5(a)(3), 417.5(b)

Citation: At approximately 0830 hours while performing a record review of the slaughter HACCP, Dr. and I reviewed the HACCP plan and Hazard Analysis and found the following:
In the slaughter hazard analysis the establishment uses their SOP –“Procedure of removing SRM’s” as supporting documentation that SRM’s are a hazard not likely to occur. At the step “Splitting (When Necessary), and Trim Rail the SOP referenced by the establishment “Procedure of Removing SRM’s” On page 2 -#6 it states” [redacted] .”
Also #9 states “ [redacted]”.
Also #states “ [redacted].”
While reviewing the records on the “SOP For Addressing BSE form” we found the following:
On 11/09/11 the establishment designee documented 1 steer as 30 months or older. The form was filled out correctly except for the “VERTEBRAL COLUMN/DORSAL ROOT GANGLIA REMOVED (2) (EXCLUDING THE VERTEBRAE OF THE TAIL, THE TRAVERSE PROCESS OF THE THORIC AND LUMBAR VERTEBRAE AND THE WINGS OF THE SACRUM) section. This section had no checkmark showing that these were removed according to the SOP and also there was no date.
In addition the monthly verification was signed off as performed and effective. The plant is not supporting the decisions made in the hazard analysis. [newline]These are violations of 9CFR 417.5(a) (3) and 9CFR 417.5(b).


417.5(a)(3) Records documenting the monitoring of CCP’s and their critical limits, including the recording of actual times, temperatures, or other quantifiable values, as prescribed in the establishment’s HACCP plan; the calibration of process-monitoring instruments; corrective actions, including all actions taken in response to a deviation; verification procedures and results; product code(s), product name or identity, or slaughter production lot. Each of these records shall include the date the record was made.

417.5(b) Each entry on a record maintained under the HACCP plan shall be made at the time the specific event occurs and include the date and time recorded, and shall be signed or initialed by the establishment employee making the entry.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 7 Mar 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 9 Nov 2011

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