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Brown Packing Co., Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Dec 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 310.22(e)(3), 310.22(a)(1)

Citation: At 0645 hours [redacted] observed SRM material along the neck area of carcass 14 of lot 57. notified and shown non compliance [redacted] removed portion of SRM materials; production resumed The SRM material was approximately 3 inches in length.Production briefly stopped; Management was SHAPE \* MERGEFORMAT 0646 hours.Approximately 0729 hours [redacted] observed SRM materials exteriorized from the vertebral column of carcass 575. The material was approximately 4 inches in length.Production briefly stopped; [redacted] was notified and shown non compliance.The material was removed;production resumed 0730 hours.Approxima tely 0830 hours [redacted] observed 4 inches of SRM material attached to middle area of vertebral column of carcass 664. [redacted] was notified and shown non compliance.U .S retain tag 832 039814 was applied to carcass half, then railed onto re-work station.0909 hours CSI was notified and confirmed this was SRM material [redacted] removed SRM material, carcass 664 was released 0911hours. Brown Packing Co GMP for SRM Removal states. Designated employee will remove the spinal cord completely from both sides of carcass. If employee is unable to remove the entire spinal cord, the carcass will be railed out and spinal cord removed completely. Whenever, employee is unable to remove the entire spinal cord, he will stick stainless steel shroud pin with ribbon attached the area of backbone with spinal cord still enclosed. Carcass will be railed out and spinal cord removed. The GMP proced ure for SRM removal failed, due to three failures as stated above.This is written notification that your establishment failed to comply with FSIS regulatory requirements cited above.

Regulation:

310.22(e)(3) Establishments that slaughter cattle and establishments that process the carcasses or parts of cattle must routinely evaluate the effectiveness of their procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials in preventing the use of these materials for human food and must revise the procedures as necessary whenever any changes occur that could affect the removal, segregation, and disposition of specified risk materials.

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

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