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Rendulic Packing Company

Address: 800 Manning Av, McKeesport, PA 15132
Establishment No.: m09457

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Jul 2010

Code: 05A02
Violation: 310.25(a)

Citation: On 07/16/10 while reviewing the establishment testing records for the 13 week E.coli Carcass Swab Sample, the following deficiency was found. The plant failed to take carcass swab samples during the weeks of 06/28/10 and 07/06/10 even though they slaughtered their predominate species (GOATS). This is a violation of; 310.25(a)(2(v)(A) a) Criteria for verifying process control; E. coli testing. (2) Sampling requirements. (v) Sampling in very low volume establishments. (A) Very low volume establishments annually slaughter no more than 6,000 cattle, 6,000 sheep, 6,000 goats, 6,000 horses, mules or other equines, 20,000 swine, or a combination of livestock not exceeding 6,000 cattle and 20,000 total of all livestock. Very low volume establishments that collect samples by sponging shall collect at least one sample per week, starting the first full week of operation after June 1 of each year, and continue sampling at a minimum of once each week the establishment operates until June 1 of the following year or until 13 samples have been collected, whichever comes first. Very low volume establishments collecting samples by excising tissue from carcasses shall collect one sample per week, starting the first full week of operation after June 1 of each year, and continue sampling at a minimum of once each week the establishment operates until one series of 13 tests meets the criteria set forth in paragraph (a)(5)(i) of this section. Mr. [redacted] and Mr. [redacted] were notified verbally and in writing with this NR and failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in further regulatory and/or administrative action. Plant was also notified of the right to appeal this decision as delineated by 306.5 and/or 381.35 of 9CFR. No similar NR's were found in the last 60 days. A review of plant records showed that no action had been taken on the above deficiencies.

Regulation:

310.25(a)(5)(i) Criteria for evaluation of test results. An establishment excising samples from carcasses is operating within the criteria when the most recent E. coli test result does not exceed the upper limit (M), and the number of samples, if any, testing positive at levels above (m) is three or fewer out of the most recent 13 samples (n) taken, as follows:

 

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