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La Belle Farm Inc.

Address: 504 Stanton Corner Rd, Ferndale, NY 12734
Establishment No.: p19150

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jun 2011

Code: 04B03
Violation: 381.121(c)

Citation: At approximately 1250 hours, while performing a scheduled 04B03 procedure task in the Packing Room I observed the following; in a grouped lot consisting of 14 retail-sized containers of ready to ship fully labeled Foie Gras Slices each containing ten individually packaged slices per container, 10 containers were randomly selected and individually weighed. The 10 randomly selected retail-sized containers were observed to be below each individual declared net weight by -7. The calculated Maximum Allowable Variation (MAV) has been determined to be -6 for each container based on the containers declared net weight. Each of the 10 randomly selected containers in the grouped lot exceed the Individual Package Error by -1 and the Total Package Error has been determined to be -70.01, which is less than zero. The grouped lot has failed to meet both the Individual Package Error (MAV criteria) and the Total Package Error criteria. 14 retail-sized containers of Foie Gras Slices retained with US Retained tag #B40199799. I immediately notified Production Supervisor, [redacted] and HACCP Coordinator, [redacted] verbally of the non-compliance. This is a failure to meet 9CFR 381.121(c)(6), 9CFR 381.129(a), 9CFR 442.2(a) and 9CFR 442.5.


381.121(c)(6) The statement as it is shown on a label shall not be false or misleading and shall express an accurate statement of the quantity of contents of the container. Reasonable variations caused by loss or gain of moisture during the course of good distribution practices or by unavoidable deviations in good manufacturing practices will be recognized. Variations from stated quantity of contents shall be as provided in section 381.121b of this subchapter. The statement shall not include any term qualifying a unit of weight, measure, or count such as ‘‘jumbo quart,’’ ‘‘full gallon,’’ ‘‘giant quart,’’ ‘‘when packed,’’ ‘‘minimum,’’ or words of similar importance except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section.


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