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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: 06002
Violation: 310.3

Citation: At 12:00h FSIS [redacted] identified a carcass half (lot 77/Carcass 1) with SRM material present while performing carcass inspection at the FSIS final rail station. The carcass had not been appropriately identified by the dedicated plant SRM employee with the ribboned shroud pin as dictated in the Establishment's GMP for unremoved SRM material. [redacted] applied US Retain/Reject tag #B 32039775 to affected carcass half, and directed plant employee to place carcass half on re-work rail for disposition/eva luation of SRM material by off-line IPP. The carcass half was diverted onto the re-work rail as directed [redacted] then proceeded to retain an additional carcass from the FSISfinal rail inspection station for IIC disposition. The facilities at #1085M are such that rail-outs for IIC disposition must pass through the re-work rail area to reach IIC disposition rail, and while moving the second carcass th rough the re-work rail area toward the IIC disposition rail, the carcass with the US Retain/Reject tag for SRM was inadvertantly directed back onto the main rail where the SRM material was removed by plant employee before real izing that the carcass had been tagged for off-line IPP/IIC evaluation [redacted] enter observed the processing of the SRM carcass half after placement of US Retain/Reject tag and immediately requested [redacted] presence on the kill-floor. When [redacted] arrived on the kill-floor, the SRM affected carcass half was on the IIC disposition rail with the US Retain/Reject tag still in place [redacted] inspected carcass half (lot77/Carcass1) for presence of any additional SRM material and found the carcass to be free of SRM. [redacted] was notified of failure to meet Meat and Poultry Regulations listed above concerning the establishment's responsibilities with respect to US Retain/Reject tagged carcasses. As a preventive measure, [redacted] offered that he will re-instruct the plant's re-work rail employees on appropriate hand ling of US Retain/Reject carcasses. [redacted] removed the US Retain/Reject tag at 12:22h, and the carcass half (lot77/Carcass1) was released for further processing. This document serves as written notification that Establishment #M 1085 failed to comply with the FSIS regulatory requirement(s) stated above.

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.

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