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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

Address: 7 Dinev Ct, Monroe, NY 10950
Establishment No.: p31727

USDA Inspection Report: 24 Oct 2010

Code: 04B04
Violation: 381.126

Citation: October 24, 2010 12:32 hours While performing an operational inspection procedure of this facility's cooler at approximately 08:00 hours, I observed one pallet containing 22 unlabeled waxed cardboard cases of frozen, boneless, netted turkey breasts packaged in clear plastic bags as its immediate container. At 12:32 hours, I noted that these same boxes were being weighed, labeled with today's Julian date (297), strapped, and repalletized in the processing department. When asked when this product had been packaged, shipping and receiving manager, [redacted] stated Wednesday, 10/20/2010, Julian day 293. I retained the palletized product by applying Food Safety and Inspection Service Form 6502-1 #B39133075. This is a failure to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Section 381.126(a). Mr. [redacted] was informed verbally of the noncompliance promptly. The application of a label to product that includes a calendar or coding date that does not accurately reflect when it was packaged constitutes product misbranding. In-plant FSIS personnel are charged with enforcement of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and Federal Regulations which explicitly prohibit the use of false or misleading labels. Fortunately, the affected product had not left the establishment's control. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action(s).


381.126(a) Either the immediate container or the shipping container of all poultry food products shall be plainly and permanently marked by code or otherwise with the date of packing. If calendar dating is used, it must be accompanied by an explanatory statement, as provided in 381.129(c)(2).


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