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Shirk’s Meats

Address: 4342 John Green Rd, Dundee, NY 14837
Establishment No.: m18894

USDA Inspection Report: 10 Feb 2011

Code: 05A02
Violation: 310.25(a)

Citation: On this date at approximately 0900 hours I was reviewing the establishment's Generic E. coli testing results for 2010 and found the two following non-compliances with 310.25(a)(2)(v) and 310.25(a)(4): Only 12 consecutive tests were taken by the establishment from the first full week of June through August, 2010. Also the establishment is not recording results onto a process control chart or table showing at least the most recent 13 test results, by type of livestock slaughtered. [redacted] was informed of the non-compliances with 310.25(a)(2)(v) and 310.25(a)(4). 310.25(a)(2)(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. 310.25 (a)(4) Recording of test results. The establishment shall maintain accurate records of all test results, in terms of CFU/cm2 of surface area sponged or excised. Results shall be recorded onto a process control chart or table showing at least the most recent 13 test results, by type of livestock slaughtered. Records shall be retained at the establishment for a period of 12 months and shall be made available to FSIS upon request.

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: (i) Collect samples in accordance with the sampling techniques, methodology, and frequency requirements in paragraph (a)(2) of this section;

 

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