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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 10 Nov 2011

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

Citation: At 12:00h FSIS [redacted] identified SRM material in a carcass half (lot77/Ca rcass1) at the FSIS final carcass inspection station. The carcass had not been appropriately identified with ribboned shroud pin by the establishment's SRM dedicated employee as is dictated in the SRM GMP for Establishment #M1085.The SRM was located in the cervical vertebral column of the carcass, the carcass was directed onto the re-work rail by [redacted], and was US Reject/Retain tagged (B 32039775) for evaluation by off-line IPP/IIC. [redacted] as shown the material and resulting and non-compliance. The identified SRM was inadvertantly removed by a plant employee prior to evaluation of the material by [redacted] despite the application of US Retain/Reject tag. The Establishment's GMP requires that all spinal cords will be removed completely by designated employee, or ribboned stainless steel shroud pin will be attached to carcass half and the carcass will be railed onto out rail station for re-conditioning. The Establishment's protocol/procedure for SRM removal and carcass identification was not property enacted by the SRM dedicated employee. This is written notification that Establishment #M1085 failed to comply with the FSIS regulatory requirement(s) stated 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(c) Specified risk materials must be removed from the carcasses of cattle, segregated from edible materials, and disposed of in accordance with 314.1 or 314.3 of this subchapter. The spinal cord from cattle 30 months of age and older must be removed from the carcass at the establishment where the animal was slaughtered.

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