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Groff Meats

Address: 33 North Market St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Establishment No.: m09442

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jul 2010

Code: 04B03
Violation: 317.19

Citation: At approximately 10:00 A.M. I performed task number 04B03 Net Weight requirements on product. I did this task using the Hamburger Patties --6 OZ. size, 5 LBS. packages. The results were 4.9 4.9,4.85,4.85,4.9,4.85,4.9,4.9.4.95,5.0 for a total of 48.95 lbs. this is an average of 4.895 LBS. This is in violation of FSIS Directive 700.1 section VI--E--2--b which states" The net weight of the product is accurately reflected on its label". Label weight was removed from the mislabeled product in my presence and will be reapplied at retail level with proper tare weights afixed to shipping cartons (3) total 18 packages for proper reweighing. I tested the 8 oz. hamburger patties and they were acceptable.

Regulation:

317.19(a) For the purpose of §§317.18 through 317.22 of this part, the reasonable variations allowed, definitions, and procedures to be used in determining net weight and net weight compliance are described in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 133, ‘‘Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods,’’ Third Edition, September 1988, and Supplements 1, 2, 3, and 4 dated September 1990, October 1991, October 1992, and October 1994, respectively, which are incorporated by reference, with the exception of the NIST Handbook 133 and Supplements 1, 3, and 4 requirements listed in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section. Those provisions incorporated by reference herein, are considered mandatory requirements. This incorporation was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (These materials are incorporated as they exist on the date of approval.) A notice of any change in the Handbook cited herein will be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER. Copies may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. It is also available for inspection at the Office of the Federal Register Information Center, 800 North Capitol Street NW., suite 700, Washington, DC 20408.

 

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