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Thoma Meat Market

Address: 748 Dinnerbell Rd, Saxonburg, PA 16056
Establishment No.: m09714

USDA Inspection Report: 22 Dec 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 417.2(c)(6), 417.5(a)(3), 417.5(c)

Citation: While an EIAO was performing an FSA at establishment 09714 (Thoma Meat Market) the following non-compliances were observed. No product was involved.
Plant management failed to record the date for preshipment review on the Slaughter Zero Tolerance Log. Plant management stated he performs a preshipment review at the conclusion of the slaughter operation or the following day for beef products. EIAO reviewed the records and determined the preshipment review signature does not include a date when the review was performed. This does not meet the requirements of 417. 5 (c). The monitor failed to [redacted] and required by 417.5 (a) (3) on the slaughter dates of 10/27/2011, and 1/1/2011.
In addition, the HACCP plan does not describe the recordkeeping system the monitor is using and this fact does not meet the requirements of 417.2 (c) (6). EIAO observed the plant failed to maintain a record for the intervention on the Hot Water Wash monitoring record for 10/27/2011 and 11/1/2011. After further review, it was determined the monitor documents the results on a separate sheet of paper and transfers the results to the Hot Water Wash form (HACCP record for CCP 2B). In conclusion, this is a recordkeeping issue and not an execution issue because the intervention was monitored but not properly documented as described in the Slaughter HACCP plan.
Mr. [redacted] was notified of these non-compliances verbally and in writing. This document serves as written notification that you’re failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.” You are hereby advised of you’re rights to appeal this decision as delineated by 306.5 and/or 381.35 of 9CFR.

Regulation:

417.2(c)(6) Provide for a recordkeeping system that documents the monitoring of the critical control points. The records shall contain the actual values and observations obtained during monitoring.

417.5(a)(3) Records documenting the monitoring of CCP’s and their critical limits, including the recording of actual times, temperatures, or other quantifiable values, as prescribed in the establishment’s HACCP plan; the calibration of process-monitoring instruments; corrective actions, including all actions taken in response to a deviation; verification procedures and results; product code(s), product name or identity, or slaughter production lot. Each of these records shall include the date the record was made.

417.5(c) Prior to shipping product, the establishment shall review the records associated with the production of that product, documented in accordance with this section, to ensure completeness, including the determination that all critical limits were met and, if appropriate, corrective actions were taken, including the proper disposition of product. Where practicable, this review shall be conducted, dated, and signed by an individual who did not produce the record(s), preferably by someone trained in accordance with § 417.7 of this part, or the responsible establishment official.

 

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