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Locust Grove Farm

Address: 4725 State Rt 40, Argyle, NY 12809
Establishment No.: M4265

USDA Inspection Reports: 25 Oct 2011

Code: 03B02
Violation: 417.5(a)(1)

Citation: During the course of the FSA, EIAO observed the following: the firm is producing corned beef brisket by [redacted]. The establishment is using restricted ingredient but not identified as chemical hazard that is reasonably or not reasonably likely to occur in the hazard analysis. This is a noncompliance with 9 CFR 417.5 (a) (1). Moreover, the supporting documentation failed to support the monitoring procedures and frequencies. In addition, the establishment does not have supporting documentation for the verification frequency of per week. (This noncompliance does apply to all HACCP categories). This is a noncompliance with 9 CFR 417.5 (a) (2). Also, the EIAO observation determined that HACCP records (Locust Grove Farm Cold Storage) review from July 12, 2011 to September 19, 2011 indicated that the establishment is documenting the monitoring of CCPs and critical limits with actual temperature values, times and initials. However, the product codes, product name or identity and slaughter production was not reflected on the same form. The ifrm is noncompliant with 9 CFR 417.5(a)(3). Finally, a review of the E. coli O157:H7 program found weaknesses within the program. The establishment does not have a written procedure on how the ground beef is collected and the support for the quarterly testing frequency. This is a noncompliance with 9 CFR 417.5(a)(1).


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;


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