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Al-Marwa

Address: 670 E. Cherry Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Establishment No.: m09672

USDA Inspection Report: 16 May 2012

Code: 03C02
Violation: 317.24(a)

Citation: I have observed beef meat and beef fat stored in plastic bags. It was explained to me by the plant manager [redacted], that the beef/fat are stored in the freezer for use in further processing.
I reviewed the HACCP plan and HAZARD ANALYSIS for raw not ground product and at the process step for packaging materials plastic bags are mentioned. It also states that [redacted]
I requested to see the letter of guarentee for these plastic bags and plant management could not produce one.
I informed plant management that packaging materials must comply with CFR 317.24(a). All packaging materials must be safe for their intended use within the meaning of section 409 of the FFDCA and must specify the conditions of use.
This concern was discussed at last weeks weekly meeting (5-11-2012).
This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

317.24(a) Edible products may not be packaged in a container which is composed in whole or in part of any poisonous or deleterious substances which may render the contents adulterated or injurious to health. All packaging materials must be safe for their intended use within the meaning of section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended (FFDCA).

 

Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 3 May 2012

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