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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 30 Sep 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 310.22(a)(1)

Citation: At 08:03 hours [redacted] observed spinal cord portion left in carcass half as it entered final rail inspection station.The spinal cord was approximately 3 inches in length. [redacted] was notified and shown non compliance.The portion of spinal cord was removed; production resumed. 13:56 hours [redacted] penter observed a spinal cord approximately 6 inches left inside quartered carcass half as it entered final rail inspection station for the 2nd time. This carcass was railed out due to its length; it was cut in half and represented for inspection with spinal cord portion still attached. U.S reatain tag 832 038337 was applied to carcass & railed onto out rail [redacted] & off line IPP was notified and shown non compliance. [redacted] stated the ribbon was mistakenly removed before spinal cord was taken completely out.14:08 hours spinal cord portion was removed & carcass released. Approximately 16:40 hours [redacted] observed spinal cord approximately 4 inches attached to carcass half as it entered final rail inspection station. [redacted] was notified and shown non compliance. The portion of spinal cord was removed. Brown Packing Co' GMP for spinal cord removal states 'one designated employee will have the responsibility for removing spinal cord completely from both sides of carcass. If employee is unable to remove the entire spinal cord, the carcass will be railed out and spinal cord removed completely'. Establishment failed to complete its procedure.This document serves as written notification that your establishment failed to comply with FSIS regulatory requirement cited above. Last similar N R RSA3611091924N/1 dated 09/24/2011.

Regulation:

310.22(a)(1) The following materials from cattle are specified risk materials, except when they are from cattle from a country that can demonstrate that its bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk status can reasonable be expected to provide the same level of protection from human exposure to the BSE agent as prohibiting specified risk materials for use as human food does in the United States:
(1) The brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, vertebral column (excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the transverse processes of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, and the wings of the sacrum), and dorsal root ganglia from cattle 30 months of age and older and

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