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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Nov 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.2(b)(1)

Citation: At 16:25h while performing Operational SSOP task in PHIS, I observed a long carcass (carcass tag #440) with the tongue, nose and cheek dragging across the heavily contaminated metal plate and raised curbing around the hide puller pit as the carcass was released from the hide puller by plant employee. The tongue and nose of the carcass continued to drag on the floor once carcass cleared the raised curbing around the pit, and contacted the floor for several feet until head removal employee realized I was watching and placed barrel bottom beneath the head as per Est.#M1085's GMP for "processing big carcasses on the slaughter floor". The employee then trimmed the affected portions of the head while I observed [redacted] was notified of the non-compliance, and began utilizing barrel bottom on subsequent carcasses. This document serves as written notification that Est #M1085 failed to comply with the 9 CFR regulation(s) noted above.


416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.2(b)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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