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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Sep 2011

Code: 06002
Violation: 310.3, 310.2

Citation: At 11:40 hours, while performing final disposition on the kill floor, I noted the following non compliance; the intestine, uterus, and bladder of carcass with US Blue Retained Tag# 63643663 which was railed out for veterinary disposition from the carcass fina l rail inspection station, were missing. All other related parts and organs were present. Upon examination of the carcass, it was determined that the carcass with multiple nodular enlargements along the nerve trunk of the carcass, and the intercostal spaces of both ribs cages. The carcass and its related parts were condemned. [redacted] was informed that the plant is in violation of Regulatory Requirements 310.2(a), and 310. requiring all parts derived from a carcass to be identified and maintained with the carcass until completion of post mortem examination. The plant's system is not able to maintain the viscera related to a carcass that needs to be retained from the final rail inspection station for additional examinations by veterinarian. The occurrence is repetitive, and the plant management award of the problem, but no action taken. The last similar: NR#RSA3911092824N/1 dated 9/24/2011

Regulation:

310.3 Each carcass, including all detached organs and other parts, in which any lesion or other condition is found that might render the meat or any part unfit for food purposes, or otherwise adulterated, and which for that reason would require a subsequent inspection, shall be retained by the Program employee at the time of inspection. The identity of every such retained carcass, detached organ, or other part shall be maintained until the final inspection has been completed. Retained carcasses shall not be washed or trimmed unless authorized by the Program employee.

310.2(a) The head, tail, tongue, thymus gland, and all viscera of each slaughtered animal, and all blood and other parts of such animal to be used in the preparation of meat food products or medical products, shall be handled in such a manner as to identify them with the rest of the carcass and as being derived from the particular animal involved, until the post-mortem examination of the carcass and parts thereof has been completed. Such handling shall include the retention of ear tags, backtags, implants, and other identifying devices affixed to the animal, in such a way to relate them to the carcass until the post-mortem examination has been completed.

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