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Address: 15 Meat Lab, University Park, PA, 16802
Establishment No.: m09844

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Mar 2012

Code: 03J02
Violation: 310.22(a)(1), 310.22(e)(1), 310.22(e)(4)(i), 417.2(a)(1), 417.5(a)(1)

Citation: During the performance of a comprehensive food safety assessment which began on 02/21/2012 at Est. 09844, the following was observed; On March 13, 2012, the establishment records reviewed addressing BSE at fabrication has no record of initials. This form is not designed in a manner that would meet the record keeping requirement to document verification procedures and corrective actions. This is noncompliance with 9 CFR 417.5(a)(1) and 310.22.

The written HACCP program failed to conduct a hazard analysis for SRM's at the Head Removal and Animal Pathology Examination & Offal Handling steps. This is noncompliance with 417.2(a)

The establishment is required to develop a written program to include procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of SRM's to address verification, recordkeeping, and reassessment as appropriate in their prerequisite program. The establishment harvests tongues but does not have a written procedure to describe how the tonsils will be removed from all cattle or how they are segregated and disposed of. The establishment states they will dispose of the brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord VC and DRG of cattle 30 months of age and older but failed to develop written procedures for removal and disposition as part of their prerequisite program. The SRM program date 3/5/12 has not been designed in a manner to meet the regulations as per 310.22(e).

The written program does not provide a procedure to prevent cross contamination from knives used to remove the tonsils. The establishment failed to include a procedure in their written program to document the results of this procedure. Establishments are required to maintain daily records sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of SRM's as required by 310.22(e)(4).

The establishment failed to develop a procedure to address reassessment as required by 310.22

Regulation:

310.22(a)(1) The brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, vertebral column (excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the transverse processes of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, and the wings of the sacrum), and dorsal root ganglia from cattle 30 months of age and older and

310.22(e)(1) Procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials. Establishments that slaughter cattle and establishments that process the carcasses or parts of cattle must develop, implement, and maintain written procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials. These procedures must address potential contamination of edible materials with specified risk materials before, during, and after entry into the establishment. Establishments must incorporate their procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials into their HACCP plans or Sanitation SOPs or other prerequisite programs.

310.22(e)(4)(i) Recordkeeping requirements. Establishments that slaughter cattle and establishments that process the carcasses or parts of cattle must maintain daily records sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring of the procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of the materials listed in paragraph (a) of this section, and any corrective actions taken.

417.2(a)(1) Hazard analysis. 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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