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Grizzly’s Custom Cutting

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

USDA Inspection Report: 3 Apr 2012

Code: 03G02
Violation: 417.5(a)(1), 430.4(b)(2), 430.4(c)(2), 430.4(c)(5)

Citation: On March 29-30, 2012, while reviewing the results for the Listeria species first quarter sample and the establishments written Listeria Sampling program in the SSOP for an unscheduled Fully Cooked Not Shelf Stable Task at Establishment 21554M Grizzlys Custom Cutting, the following noncompliances were observed:

First, the date of collection on the establishments Listeria Sampling Report (GCC-FORM-010 Rev1) was 3/13/12. However, the Sample Submission form sent to the lab had conflicting dates: The (Date Submitted) section was documented by the establishment as 3/13/12, but the (Sample ID/Collection Date) in the sample information section was changed by the establishment to 3/15/12 prior to submission. The final lab report states a (Date and Time Sampled) as 3/15/12. According to page 7 of the written SSOP program: [redacted] The discrepancy in the dates on the forms fails to support that the samples were submitted overnight, and therefore brings into question the viability of the sample, and therefore the validity of the results. This is in noncompliance with 9CFR 416.13(b), 416.14, 430.4(c)(2), and 430.4(c)(5).

Second, the Listeria Sampling Report (GCC-FORM-010 Rev1) has a pre-printed list of equipment (vac packer, pack off table, scale, scale table, red lugs, vac bags, vinyl gloves, saw, bacon slicer). Review of the past 3 years of records showed that this list has been the same for all samples collected. When asked about this, Mr. [redacted], the RTE employee who routinely collects the samples, stated that he randomly selects a numbered chip which corresponds to one of the pieces of equipment listed on the Listeria Sampling Report to determine which site to sample for the quarter. Mr. [redacted] confirmed that the list of eligible sample locations is not altered based on production, but is the same list each quarter. This is inconsistent with the protocol on page 6 of the SSOP, which states: [redacted] This is a failure of the plant to implement their written procedures. Using this preprinted list could result in: a) sampling equipment that is not in use at the time, and more importantly, b) potential exclusion of food contact surfaces that are routinely used from the random sampling program (carts, trays, knives, packaging materials, tables in the packing room, scissors, etc). This is in noncompliance with 9CFR 416.13(b), 416.14, 430.4(b)(2)(iii)(A), 430.4(b)(2)(iii)(D), and 430.4(c)(5).

Third, it was observed that the time of collection on the Listeria Sampling Report was 7:40am. This is prior to the start of operations for the establishment. Upon review of the past 3 years records, sampling times have consistently been documented as prior to the start of operations. When asked, Mr. [redacted] confirmed that he has consistently collected the Listeria samples prior to the start of operations. He also confirmed that samples are collected whether the plant will be producing any RTE product that day or not. This is inconsistent with the protocol on page 6 of the SSOP, which states: [redacted] This is in noncompliance with 9CFR 416.13(b) and 430.4(b)(2)


417.5(a)(1) The establishment shall maintain the following records documenting the establishment’s HACCP plan: The written hazard analysis prescribed in § 417.2(a) of this part, including all supporting documentation;

430.4(b)(2) In order to maintain the sanitary conditions necessary to meet this requirement, an establishment producing post-lethality exposed RTE product must comply with the requirements included in one of the three following alternatives: Alternative 2. Use of either a postlethality treatment (which may be an antimicrobial agent) that reduces or eliminates microorganisms on the product or an antimicrobial agent or process that suppresses or limits growth of L. monocytogenes. If an establishment chooses this alternative:

430.4(c)(2) For all three alternatives in paragraph (b): Sanitation measures for controlling L. monocytogenes and procedures for antimicrobial agents or processes that suppress or limit the growth of the pathogen may be incorporated either in the establishment’s HACCP plan or in its Sanitation SOP or other prerequisite program. When these control procedures are incorporated into the Sanitation SOP or prerequisite program, and not as a CCP in the HACCP plan, the establishment must have documentation that supports the decision in its hazard analysis that L. monocytogenes is not a hazard that is reasonably likely to occur.

430.4(c)(5) If L. monocytogenes control measures are included in the Sanitation SOP, the effectiveness of the measures must be evaluated in accordance with § 416.14.


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