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Grizzly’s Custom Cutting

Address: 10042 South River Rd, Hunt, NY 14846
Establishment No.: m21554

USDA Inspection Report: 24 Oct 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 417.4(a)(2)(ii), 417.5(a)(3), 417.5(b)

Citation: At approximately 0900 on October 24, 2011, while performing an unscheduled Slaughter HACCP procedure, the following noncompliance was observed:

On the Lamb/Swine Slaughter Report for 10/21/11, there was no record of a Direct Observation for CCP-1B - Zero Tolerance. GCC-HACCP-003 p. 10 of 12 states that [redacted].” There was also no record of Carcass Chill Monitoring for the lamb and swine carcasses slaughtered Friday, 10/21/11. GCC-PRG-008 Carcass Chilling Prerequisite Program states that “[redacted] ” This is in noncompliance with 9CFR 416.4(a)(2)(11) – Direct Observations of monitoring activities and 417.5(a)(3) – Recordkeeping of CCPs and ongoing verification procedures and results.

I notified Kill Floor Manager [redacted] who explained that he had performed the direct observation on one swine carcass and one lamb carcass, but he had not recorded his findings at the time because he was unsure which to document. He had consulted other employees on the requirements, but failed to record any results at the time. Mr. [redacted] also stated that he did not work on Saturday, so he was not responsible for taking the 24 hour carcass temperatures and recording the results for the Prerequisite Program. I observed Mr. [redacted] then take temperatures on the largest swine from the 10/21/11 kill, and results were acceptable at that time. I also observed Mr. [redacted] document his findings from the Direct Observation on the Slaughter Report and make a note to document the reason the DO was not documented at the time it was performed.

I then notified Plant Owner [redacted] of these noncompliances and he reviewed the requirements of CCP-1B and direct observation with Mr. [redacted] Regarding the Carcass Chill Program, Mr. [redacted] stated that the employees who worked on Saturday were not aware of the need to take and record the carcass temperatures.

LINKED NR: Review of past noncompliances showed NR GUM3512093628, documented on 9/28/11 for incomplete slaughter HACCP records and Prequisite Program records. Further planned actions included having a meeting with all employees to review how to perform HACCP monitoring, CCPs, Record Reviews, and other slaughter records. Based on the above noncompliances, these further planned actions were ineffective to prevent recurrence of the noncompliance.

Mr. [redacted] was informed that the current noncompliances have been linked to the previous noncompliances and that the further planned actions were ineffective in preventing the noncompliance from recurring. He was also informed that continued failure to meet regulatory requirements supports an enforcement action under the Rules of Practice.


417.4(a)(2)(ii) Ongoing verification activities. Ongoing verification activities include, but are not limited to: Direct observations of monitoring activities and corrective actions;

417.5(a)(3) Records documenting the monitoring of CCP’s and their critical limits, including the recording of actual times, temperatures, or other quantifiable values, as prescribed in the establishment’s HACCP plan; the calibration of process-monitoring instruments; corrective actions, including all actions taken in response to a deviation; verification procedures and results; product code(s), product name or identity, or slaughter production lot. Each of these records shall include the date the record was made.

417.5(b) Each entry on a record maintained under the HACCP plan shall be made at the time the specific event occurs and include the date and time recorded, and shall be signed or initialed by the establishment employee making the entry.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 2 Nov 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 Sep 2011

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