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Empire Kosher Poultry

Address: 1 River Rd, Juniata Cty, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Establishment No.: p1015

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Apr 2012

Code: 03B02
Violation: 417.2(a)(1), 417.5(a)(1)

Citation: While reviewing your Raw Ground HACCP Plan today, the following noncompliance was observed. [newline]  In the hazard analysis process step [redacted]) the only hazard identified is an antimicrobial.  In step wline]A letter was observed in your plan stating that [redacted]. The letter also states that [redacted][newline]Plants salmonella testing of ground turkey shows that in January you performed [redacted] tests with [redacted] of the tests reported as positive, February [redacted], tests were performed with [redacted] reported as positive, and in March [redacted], tests were performed with [redacted] reported as positive. Two of the 3 months are above USDA standards which are stated as the standards the plant will utilize as an indicator to take action.[newline]According to the plants prerequisite program (Salmonella and Campylobacter Sample Collection and Testing Procedure) which states, in part, [redacted]... [newline]Based on the findings noted below, the requirements of parts 417.2(a)(1), and 417.5(a)(1) of 9 CFR were not met. [newline]The records have no corrective actions documented; based on plant testing results of ground turkey noted above for the month of January, 2012.[newline]The available plant records of positive results when testing for salmonella on product or product contact surfaces contradict the plants decision in the hazard analysis that there are no hazards at those steps in the process.[newline]I informed Ms. of the noncompliance this morning.


417.2(a)(1) Every official establishment shall conduct, or have conducted for it, a hazard analysis to determine the food safety hazards reasonably likely to occur in the production process and identify the preventive measures the establishment can apply to control those hazards. The hazard analysis shall include food safety hazards that can occur before, during, and after entry into the establishment. A food safety hazard that is reasonably likely to occur is one for which a prudent establishment would establish controls because it historically has occurred, or because there is a reasonable possibility that it will occur in the particular type of product being processed, in the absence of those controls.

417.5(a)(1) The written hazard analysis prescribed in 417.2(a) of this part, including all supporting documentation;


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