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Address: 403 South Custer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557
Establishment No.: p01325

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Jul 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 417.3(a)(1), 417.3(a)(2), 417.3(a)(3), 417.3(a)(4), 417.4(a)(2)(iii), 417.5(b), 417.5(c)

Citation: At 0845 hours I conducted a scheduled 03J02 procedure by reviewing all of the "Plant View" computerized records for slaughter production for shift one for the previous day of Wednesday, July 27, 2011. I observed that a check was entered for "CCP [redacted] [v10]" starting at 0636 hours and ending at 0638 hours. As part of this check, the following comment was entered at 0638 hrs, "actual check performed 616 not documented at time of actual check." No other corrective actions as set forth in 9 CFR 417.3(a) were documented here or elsewhere. As part of the 03J02 procedure and to follow up, I also reviewed the establishment's completed preshipment review which is recorded on a paper form. This form contains the times for each of the monitoring checks for each CCP. The time recorded on this form was the erroneous time of 0638 hours which also indicates that the Plant View computerized records are the original record. The monthly procedure of also generating HACCP records on paper happened to coincide with this day, and that form contained a 0616 hours entry for this CCP, therefore, there is also an apparent discrepancy within the independent preshipment review, the requirements for which are set forth in 9 CFR 417.5(c). Since the once per month duplication of data (in Plant View and on paper records) is an ongoing verification activity, there is also noncompliance with 9 CFR 417.2(a)(2)(111). [redacted] Plant QC Manager, was verbally notified of this noncompliance. Since there is ample evidence that the check was physcially performed, this is strictly a recordkeeping noncompliance and no product injurious to health entered commerce.


417.3(a)(1) The written HACCP plan shall identify the corrective action to be followed in response to a deviation from a critical limit. The HACCP plan shall describe the corrective action to be taken, and assign responsibility for taking corrective action, to ensure: The cause of the deviation is identified and eliminated;

417.3(a)(2) The CCP will be under control after the corrective action is taken;

417.3(a)(3) Measures to prevent recurrence are established; and

417.3(a)(4) No product that is injurious to health or otherwise adulterated as a result of the deviation enters commerce.

417.4(a)(2)(iii) Ongoing verification activities. Ongoing verification activities include, but are not limited to: (i) The calibration of process-monitoring instruments; The review of records generated and maintained in accordance with 417.5(a)(3) of this part.

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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