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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 06 Dec 2011

Code: 06002
Violation: 310.2, 310.3

Citation: At 12:35 hours, while performing final disposition on the kill floor, I noted the following non compliance; a carcass # 770 with US Retained Blue Tag (MPD# 63645367) was retained for veterinary disposition from the head inspection station.Upon examination, the carcass was trimmed and most of the lymph nodes were removed, the head had multiple abscesses, enlarged haemorrhagic parotid and retropharyngeal lymph nodes, one of the kidneys was missing, the liver was missing, also the small intestine, the genital tract, and the bladder were not available for examination and review. As such, a determination to the suitability of the carcass for wholesome food could not be made. [redacted] were notified, showed of the non compliance, and informed that the plant is in violation with Regulatory Requirements 310.2(a), and 310.3 requiring all parts derived from a carcass to be identified and maintained until the post-mortem examination has been completed. Several NRs were issued regarding to missing parts derived from carcasses that had been retained for veterinary disposition with no response and no action was taken to prevent this from happing again.

Regulation:

310.2(a) The head, tail, tongue, thymus gland, and all viscera of each slaughtered animal, and all blood and other parts of such animal to be used in the preparation of meat food products or medical products, shall be handled in such a manner as to identify them with the rest of the carcass and as being derived from the particular animal involved, until the post-mortem examination of the carcass and parts thereof has been completed. Such handling shall include the retention of ear tags, backtags, implants, and other identifying devices affixed to the animal, in such a way to relate them to the carcass until the post-mortem examination has been completed.

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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