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USA Pork Packers Inc

Address: 328 South Wyoming St, Hazelton, PA 18201
Establishment No.: m20760

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Oct 2010

Code: 03H02
Violation: 417.4(a)(2)(iii), 417.5(a)(3), 417.5(b), 417.5(c)

Citation: On 11 October 2010, at approximately 0937 hrs, whilst performing a scheduled ISP procedure code 03H02, I reviewed the "Chilling Record" for the heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable blood, also known as "USA-HACCP-FORM-009", and I observed the following noncompliances relative to blood records from Wednesday & Thursday 06-07 October 2010: (1) Two batches of blood were produced, utilizing three kettles for each of these batches. The inception of the chill of the first batch produced on Wednesday, 06 October, was at 0845 hrs and the inception of the chill of the second batch produced on that day was at 0933 hrs. The preshipment review was indicated as having been performed at 0630 hrs on 06 October 2010 for each of the three kettles corresponding with the two batches produced on that day, which is a full two hrs and 15 minutes prior to when the start of chilling for the first batch produced on that day had even begun; (2) The second batch produced on 06 October 2010 contains a box in which the number of the kettle is entered (1, 2, or 3), and, next to these boxes is a box in which the date should be entered. However, the date box corresponding to each of these three kettles is devoid of any entry. [redacted] QC, was notified of the noncompliances at approximately 1015 hrs. The establishment is not in compliance with the following regulations: 9 CFR 417.5(a)(3), which states: "The establishment shall maintain the following records documenting the establishment's HACCP plan: 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."; 9 CFR 417.5(b), which states: "Each entry on a record maintained under the HACCP plan shall be made at the time the specific event occurs and include the date and time recorded, and shall be signed or initialed by the establishment employee making the entry."; 9 CFR 417.5(c), which states: "Prior to shipping the 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..."; 9 CFR 417.4(a)(2)(iii), which states: "Ongoing verification activities. Ongoing verification activities include, but are not limited to: The review of records generated and maintained in accordance with 417.5(a)(3) of this part."

Regulation:

417.4(a)(2)(iii) The review of records generated and maintained in accordance with § 417.5(a)(3) of this part.

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(b) Each entry on a record maintained under the HACCP plan shall be made at the time the specific event occurs and include the date and time recorded, and shall be signed or initialed by the establishment employee making the entry.

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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