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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 4 Aug 2011

Code: 03C02
Violation: 417.5(c)

Citation: August 4, 2011 17:10 hours While performing an unscheduled, 06D01, facilities and equipment sanitation inspection procedure inside a semi-tractor trailer parked at the loading dock and in the process of being loaded with product, I observed thirty (30) cases, containing approximately one thousand three hundred fifty (1,350) pounds, of boneless young chicken legs, palletized, wrapped in plastic film, and on the verge of entering into commerce. The labels applied to the exterior of the shipping containers of this product bore the marks of Federal inspection and the Julian code date, 111216, indicating that the legs had been processed and packaged during today's production, 08/04/2011. I asked the shipping and receiving manager, Mr. [redacted] to allow me to examine the completed preshipment review form for the product residing in the truck. Mr. [redacted] stated that a preshipment review of some of the product had not been conducted. Approximately two (2) minutes later, while speaking with the plant manager, [redacted], in the facility's parking lot about the potential lack of a records review prior to shipment of product, I observed the same semi-tractor trailer being moved off the official premises. I requested that the vehicle be stopped pending satisfactory findings following a review of all records associated with this product and that a temperature be taken of that product processed and packaged earlier today and recorded on the preshipment review, as per the description of measures to prevent future recurrence as part of a corrective action in response to Noncompliance Record #0034-2011-18957, dated 07/19/2011. These observations constitute a failure to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Animals and Animal Products, Part 417, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Systems, Section 417.5(c). The establishment's shipping and receiving manager, Mr. [redacted] was notified verbally of the noncompliance promptly. Federal law requires that establishments complete a review of all a records associated with the production of product prior to shipment. The temperature log on the preshipment review had been recently added by management to ensure that product has been maintained at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or less prior to shipment, also a regulatory requirement. Regulations regarding product temperatures and chilling and freezing procedures are mandated by law and enforced to promote product wholesomeness by preventing and/or reducing to an acceptable level the outgrowth of any spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms that may be present. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action(s).


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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