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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 06 Sep 2011

Code: 01C01
Violation: 381.1_ Adulterated, 416.2(d), 416.13(c)

Citation: 06:14 the following non compliance was observed as I entered into the cooler using the main entrance. Water was observed blowing from 2 fans above the area that's used to pack edible product such as tripe. Beaded condensation was observed over the long table which is used to pack and store edible product prior to packing. Due to water blowing from the fans and beaded condensation into this area U.S Reject tag 832 038259 was applied to this area [redacted] was notified and shown non compliance. Approximately 06:30 compliance was reinstated due to [redacted] & employees wiping condensation from ceiling and drying both fans. Preventive measures were not established at this time. Approximately 06:19 the following non compliance was observed in the pack off area located directly behind the kill floor. Beaded condensation, water dripping from ceiling above pack off table, & water was located on several rails of the rail room.One rail was observed with carcasses on the rail with water dripping onto carcasses top halves.U.S Reta in 832 038258 was applied to this row of carcasses. [redacted] was notified and shown non compliance. They both began addressing the situation. [redacted] employees trimmed contaminated carcasses and applied lactic acid. U.S Retain tag was removed. [redacted] later began involved in the matter. 07:34 I was informed by [redacted] the rain room was ready for reinspection. At th is time U.S tags were removed, [redacted] stated designated employees are instructed to check these areas prior to start up. If there are problems to notified a member of management until the problem is resolved . This document serves as written notification that your establishment failed to comply with FSIS regulatory requirments cited above.

Regulation:

381.1_ Adulterated ‘‘Adulterated’’ applies to any poultry product under one or more of the following circumstances:
(i) If it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health; but in case the substance is not an added substance, such article shall not be considered adulterated under this clause if the quantity of such substance in or on such article does not ordinarily render it injurious to health;
(ii)(a) If it bears or contains (by reason of administration of any substance to the live poultry or otherwise) any added poisonous or added deleterious substance (other than one which is a pesticide chemical in or on a raw agricultural commodity; a food additive; or a color additive) which may, in the judgment of the Administrator, make such article unfit for human food;
(b) If it is, in whole or part, a raw agricultural commodity and such commodity bears or contains a pesticide chemical which is unsafe within the meaning of section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;
(c) If it bears or contains any food additive which is unsafe within the meaning of section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;
(d) If it bears or contains any color additive which is unsafe within the meaning of section 706 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

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.

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

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