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Stevens Brothers Processing Inc

Address: 392 Goshen Rd, Panama, NY 14767
Establishment No.: m17810

USDA Inspection Report: 10 Aug 2010

Code: 03B02
Violation:  417.2(c)(4), 417.5(a)(3), 416.2(d), 416.4(d), 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 417.4(a)(2)(ii), 417.5(c)

Citation: At approximately 0800 while reviewing HACCP records associated with the production of ground beef from calendar week 08/02/2010 through 08/06/2010 the following HACCP verification noncompliance was observed. When reviewing the Room Temperature Log - Freezer and Room Temperature Log - Cooler the establishment failed to perform the direct observation verification activities for CCP 1B and CCP 2B. The HACCP plan states for CCP 1B - Meat Storage Cooler/Freezer and CCP 2B - Finished Product Storage Cooler, that [redacted]. Although no direct observation activities were performed for the week of 08/02/10 though 08/06/10. The HACCP records indicate that all critical control points were monitored at the stated frequency and all critical limits were met. The establishment failed to identify the verification noncompliance while performing the pre-shipment review. Plant Manager Mr. was verbally notified and observed the noncompliance. A review of the noncompliance documented the previous 90 days did not reveal any with the same cause.


417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;

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.

416.2(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

417.4(a)(2)(ii) Direct observations of monitoring activities and corrective actions; and

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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 Oct 2010

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