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Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.

Address: Rt. 706, Wyalusing PA 18853
Establishment No.: m09400

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Mar 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 314.2, 416.1, 416.4(a)

Citation: On March 20, 2012 at approximately 1300 hours, M9400 establishment employees were seen processing both edible honeycomb tripe and the USDA/FSIS condemned honeycomb tripe in the same area using the same rail hooks and equipment without sanitizing between the rejected and edible tripe. The rejected tripe is stamped by FSIS on the viscera table for excessive contamination, fecal contamination, or pathology. The establishment is required to produce product in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and ensure that product is not adulterated as per CFR 9 318.12, CFR 9 314.2, and guidance provided in Notice 75-11. The establishment is found to be in noncompliance with these regulations because both an insanitary condition is being created and product is being adulterated by using hooks and equipment on a rejected tripe and then using the same hooks and equipment on edible product. The establishment has failed to use separate equipment for the production of animal food, or in some other way ensure inspection program personnel that this equipment does not adulterate inspected product. The affected product was retained by U.S. Rejected/U.S. Retained tag (FSIS Form 6502-1) numbers B39251698 and B39251699.

Under 9 CFR 318.12(a), animal food and other uninspected products may be manufactured in the same department as edible product, provided:

1. There is sufficient space and adequate equipment allotted to the production of the uninspected articles not intended for human food, so that such production in no way interferes with the handling and preparation of edible product, and such articles in no way commingle with, contaminate, or adulterate inspected product intended for human consumption;

2. Where necessary to avoid adulteration of inspected product, separate equipment is usedfor production of the uninspected articles not intended for human food; and

3. The preparation of the uninspected articles is subject to the same sanitary conditions that apply to operations in the edible product departments to avoid the creation of insanitary conditions in the edible product departments.

9 CFR 318.12(a) states in part that when dog food, or similar uninspected article is manufactured in an edible product department, there shall be sufficient space allotted and adequate equipment provided so that the manufacture of the uninspected article in no way interferes with the handling or preparation of edible products. Where necessary to avoid adulteration of edible products, separate equipment shall be provided for the uninspected article. To assure the maintenance of sanitary conditions in the edible product departments, the operations incident to the manufacture of the uninspected article will be subject to the same sanitary requirements that apply to all operations in edible product departments.

This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

314.2 All tanks and equipment used for rendering, otherwise preparing, or storing inedible products must be in rooms or compartments separate from those used for preparing or storing edible products. There may be a connection between rooms or compartments containing inedible products and those containing edible products as long as it does not cause the adulteration of edible product or create insanitary conditions.

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

 

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