Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Address: 350 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980
Establishment No.: m4675
USDA Inspection Report: 2 Sep 2010
Citation: On September 2, 2010 at 1100 while doing a label check in the freezer I observed ten boxes of ground beef that had a check off label on them but the check off label was not marked to identify what the product was in the box. On the outside of the box outside the check off label was hand writing on the box which says "chop meat". A regulatory control action was initiated to restrict use of the product until corrective action could be performed (Tag # B 23789724). Mr. and Mr. were informed immediately. The Regulations in Section 319.1(a) state " Labels for products for which standards of identity or composition are prescribed in this part shall show the appropriate product name." The Regulations in Section 319.1(a) have not been met.
319.1(a) Labels for products for which standards of identity or composition are prescribed in this part shall show the appropriate product name, an ingredient statement, and other label information in accordance with the special provisions, if any, in this part, and otherwise in accordance with the general labeling provisions in part 317 of this subchapter, and such products shall be prepared in accordance with the special provisions, if any, in this part and otherwise in accordance with the general provisions in this subchapter. Any product for which there is a common or usual name must consist of ingredients and be prepared by the use of procedures common or usual to such products insofar as specific ingredients or procedures are not prescribed or prohibited by the provisions of this subchapter.