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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

Address: 116 Willis St. Gaffney, SC 29340
Establishment No.: m1085

USDA Inspection Report: 31 Aug 2011

Code: 01C01
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d)

Citation: 15:28 water was noticed dripping from ceiling in offal area directly beside USDA retain cage. Beaded condensation was observed on the ceiling above offal table. Water was observed dripping from lower pans which were directly over edible product. Three boxes of cheek meat & 1box of tails were contaminated as a result of water dripping from overhead. U.S retain tags were applied to contaminated product. [redacted] were both notified and shown non compliance. [redacted] later res condition all products. 15:33 as I approached the USDA retain cage I observed beaded condensation on the rails overhead. At this time I began walking through rain room and noticed all the rails had beaded condensation or water dripping from them. [redacted] were both notified and shown non compliance. U.S tag 837 192675 was applied to this area, to prevent carcasses from entering the rain room area and becoming contaminated. [redacted] where aware of the situation. [redacted]began placing establishments green hold tags on contaminated carcasses. Approximately 16:15 [redacted] stated he would like the rails re inspected in order for the establishment to use 1side of the rail room to transport carcasses to different location inside the cooler. The rails where re inspected and not released, due to fans blowing water back onto the rails. 16:22 [redacted] wiped all condensation from this area and stated he would have establishment employee wipe the rails as needed while carcasses are transported through the rain room. Contaminated product was trimmed and sprayed with lactic acid. U.S tag was removed at this time; production resumed. This document serves as written notification that your establishment failed to comply with FSIS regulatory requirements cited above.


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

416.2(d) Ventilation. 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.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 06 Sep 2011
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