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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 24 Oct 2011

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

Citation: At 10:55 hours [redacted] observed spinal cord portion left in neck area of carcass half 748 as it entered final rail inspection station. U.S Retain tag 832 039815 was applied to carcass ha lf and railed onto out rail station. [redacted] was notified; [redacted] removed spinal cord portion from the neck area; [redacted] & [redacted] were notified and shown non compliance. Brown Packing 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 onto out rail with stain less steel shroud with ribbon attached. Establishment failed to complete its procedure. Approximately 10:58 hou rs U.S Retain tag 832 039815 was removed. No preventive measu res were given at this time. This document serves as written notification that your establishment failed to comply with FSIS regulatory requirements cited above.

Regulation:

310.22(a)(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

310.22(e)(1) Procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials. Establishments that slaughter cattle and establishments that process the carcasses or parts of cattle must develop, implement, and maintain written procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials. These procedures must address potential contamination of edible materials with specified risk materials before, during, and after entry into the establishment. Establishments must incorporate their procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials into their HACCP plans or Sanitation SOPs or other prerequisite programs.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 18 Oct 2011

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