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Ward Willard and Son

Address: 4496 Rt 812, Heuvelton, NY 13654
Establishment No.: m19989

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jan 2011

Code: 04B04
Violation: 317.1

Citation: At 0815 hours while performing a 04B04 procedure the following noncompliance was noted pertaining to products observed in the Cutting Room Cooler. 1) One stainless steel pan was holding approximately twenty pounds of raw beef cuts. The immediate cover consisted of a piece of freezer paper with the name "[redacted]" written on it along with the words "hind-quarter for ground beef". Based on trace back of this name the product was determined to have been federally inspected and passed product but this applied covering (label) did not represent this fact. 2) Another tub, pan, and tray held approximately thirty pounds of raw pork products consisting of one head, ribs, and other cuts. There was no covering or label of any kind on these products. 3) Three additional tubs held miscellaneous raw beef cuts along with two packages of vacuum packaged product. Again, there was no covering or label on any of these products. This is in violation of 9 CFR 317.1(a) and 417.5(a)(3), when any inspected and passed product is placed in any receptacle or covering constituting an immediate container, there shall be affixed to such container a label. The identity or production lot of products must be maintained throughout the slaughter and processing operations. These products were retained with USDA Tag #B19699428 pending required labeling and/or appropriate disposition. Further investigation revealed no linkage with respect to previous noncompliance with the same cause in the recent past.

Regulation:

317.1(a) When, in an official establishment, any inspected and passed product is placed in any receptacle or covering constituting an immediate container, there shall be affixed to such container a label as described in 317.2 except that the following do not have to bear such a label.

 

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