Putting Glass Walls on Arkansas Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors from FAUN Friends Of Animals United
Morrilton Packing Co.

Address: 51 Blue Diamond Drive, Morrilton, AR, 72110
Establishment No.: m10646

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Dec 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.l5(b), 416.16(a)

Citation: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, SSOP-corrective action and record keeping: On 11/17/2011:The plant found metal in RTE cracklings. The metal was found as the cracklings were being packaged. On 11/18/2011: When I reviewed the SSOP records, the records stated that an SSOP supplement would be attached for the metal found in the cracklings and that all cracklings were on hold . I was verbally informed that the corrective actions were: 1) Disposition of prod uct:The product would be condemned. 2) Restore sanitary conditions: The mesh screen used in the crackling dipper was thrown away. 3) Prevent the recurrence: Mesh screen would not be used again. On 12/20/2011: [redacted] and [redacted] informed me that the crackling's HACCP Hold ribbon had been removed, and unknowingly by plant management, the cracklings had been shipped from 12/5/2011through 12/13/2011. [redacted] further explained that on 11/17/2011, when the first piece of metal was found at the beginning of the packaging process that the employees had reworked the product before they packaged it. The rework would have occurred before the cracklings were under HACCP Hold ribbon.On 12/20/2011, the establishment removed all cracklings from commerce until consultation with USDA personnel. On 12/21/2011: I notified [redacted], who reviewed all information related to the incident and it was determined that the metal was not a food safety hazard. [redacted] then consulted with the Springdale District Office and it was determined that the product was not adulterated as it had went through a rework process, but all parts of corrective action and record keeping had not been met. The following noncompliances were noted: 1) The establishment failed to maintain records docu menting corrective actions per 416.16(a).The SSOP records did not contain the SSOP supplement which [redacted], had stated that would be attached to the SSOP form, dated 11/17/2011. 2) The establishment failed to ensure appropriate disposition of product per 416.lS(b) . Corrective actionson the disposition of product were different than what I was told on 11/18/2011. On that date I was informed that the product would be cond emned. 3) The establishment failed to maintain records documenting corrective actions per 416.16(a).Corrective actions did not document the disposition of product.It was documented that the product was placed on hold, but it did not document the rework or shipping of the product. 4) The establishment failed to document on records corrective actions taken per 416.16(a).Corrective actions d id not document restoration of sanitary conditions until 12/20/2011. [redacted] documented that the metal found was from a wire mesh used on the crackling dipper and the mesh was th rown away. 5) The establishment failed to document corrective actions per 416.15(b). Corrective actions did not document measu res to prevent recurrence.


416.l5(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product(s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOPís and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOPís or the procedures specified therein.

416.16(a) Each official establishment shall maintain daily records sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring of the Sanitation SOPís and any corrective actions taken. The establishment employee(s) specified in the Sanitation SOPís as being responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the procedure(s) specified in the Sanitation SOPís shall authenticate these records with his or her initials and the date. 


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 30 Dec 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 09 Dec 2011

Return to: Morrilton Packing Co.
Return to: Arkansas Slaughterhouses
Return to: Slaughterhouses