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Wehry’s TT&A Quality Meats

Address: RD#1, Box 170A, Klingerstown, PA 17941
Establishment No.: m09688

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Aug 2010

Code: 05A02
Violation: 310.25(a)

Citation: On August 20, 2010 at approximately 830 hours, while reviewing generic E. coli test results, the following noncompliance was observed. Generic E. coli testing is being performed according to the alternative sampling frequency for very low volume establishments specified in 9CFR 310.25(a)(2)(v) (on a weekly basis starting the first full week of operation after June 1). The first sample was submitted to the outside laboratory performing testing [redacted] in [redacted] on 6-2-10. Samples have been collected each subsequent week such that results from 11 samples have been reported. However, for 6 out of 11 samples (submission dates 6-2, 6-8, 6-14, 6-22, 6-28, and 7-13), samples were analyzed for E. coli O157:H7 instead of generic E. coli. [redacted] Jr., plant manager, was informed of the noncompliance. The establishment is not complying with 9CFR 310.25(a)(1) which states "Each official establishment that slaughters livestock must test for Escherichia coli Biotype 1 (E. coli)." This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

310.25(a) Criteria for verifying process control; E. coli testing. (1) Each official establishment that slaughters livestock must test for Escherichia coli Biotype 1 (E.coli) Establishments that slaughter more than one type of livestock or both livestock and poultry, shall test the type of livestock or poultry slaughtered in the greatest number. The establishment shall:
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.

 

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