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A withholding action may affect all product in the establishment or product produced by a particular process.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A "suspension" is an interruption in the assignment of program employees to all or part of an establishment.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.02" name="40-10-5-.02" title="40-10-5-.02">Rule 40-10-5-.02 Regulatory Control Action</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section may take a regulatory control action because of: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.02(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unsanitary conditions or practices;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Product adulteration or misbranding;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.02(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conditions that preclude the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section from determining that product is not adulterated or misbranded; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.02(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inhumane handling or slaughtering of livestock.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a regulatory control action is taken, the program employee will immediately notify the establishment orally or in writing of the action and the basis for the action.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment may appeal a regulatory control action, as provided in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=306.5&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 306.5</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=381.35&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">381.35</a> as modified by this part.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.03" name="40-10-5-.03" title="40-10-5-.03">Rule 40-10-5-.03 Withholding Action or Suspension Without Prior Notification</a></h2> <P>Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section may take a withholding action or impose a suspension without providing the establishment prior notification because:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The establishment produced and shipped adulterated or misbranded product as defined in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=453&amp;title=21#" target="_newtab">21 U.S.C. 453</a> or <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=602&amp;title=21#" target="_newtab">21 U.S.C. 602</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The establishment does not have a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan as specified in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=417.2&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 417.2</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The establishment does not have Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures as specified in 9 CFR 416;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sanitary conditions are such that products in the establishment are or would be rendered adulterated;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The establishment violated the terms of a regulatory control action;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment operator, officer, employee, or agent assaulted, threatened to assault, intimidated, or interfered with a Georgia Department of Agriculture employee; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The establishment did not destroy a condemned meat or poultry carcass, or part or product thereof, in accordance with 9 CFR, Part 314 or Part 381, Subpart L within three days of notification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.03(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section also may impose a suspension without providing the establishment prior notification if the establishment is handling or slaughtering animals inhumanely.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.04" name="40-10-5-.04" title="40-10-5-.04">Rule 40-10-5-.04 Withholding Action or Suspension With Prior Notification</a></h2> <P>Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section may take a withholding action or impose a suspension after an establishment is provided prior notification and the opportunity to demonstrate or achieve compliance because:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The HACCP system is inadequate, as specified in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=417.6&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 417.6</a>, due to multiple or recurring noncompliance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures have not been properly implemented or maintained as specified in 9 CFR 416;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The establishment has not maintained sanitary conditions as prescribed in 9 CFR 416 due to multiple or recurring noncompliances;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The establishment did not collect and analyze samples for <I>Escherichia coli </I>Biotype 1 and record results in accordance with <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=310.25&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 310.25</a> or <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=381.94&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 381.94</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.04(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The establishment did not meet the <I>Salmonella </I>performance standard requirements prescribed in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=310.25&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 310.25</a> or <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=381.94&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 381.94</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.05" name="40-10-5-.05" title="40-10-5-.05">Rule 40-10-5-.05 Notification, Appeals, and Actions Held in Abeyance</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section takes a withholding action or imposes a suspension, the establishment will be notified orally and, as promptly as circumstances permit, in writing. The written notification will: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State the effective date of the action(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Describe the reasons for the action(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identify the products or processes affected by the action(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provide the establishment an opportunity to present immediate corrective action and further planned preventive action; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advise the establishment that it may appeal the action as provided in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=306.5&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 306.5</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=381.35&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">381.35</a> as amended by this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The prior notification provided for in <a title="40-10-5-.05" href="40-10-5-.05">40-10-5-.05</a> of this part will: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State the type of action that Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section may take;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Describe the reason for the proposed action;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identify the products or processes affected by the proposed action;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advise the establishment of its right to contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section to contest the basis for the proposed action or to explain how compliance has been or will be achieved; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advise the establishment that it will have three business days from receipt of the written notification to respond to Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section unless the time period is extended by Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment may appeal the withholding action or suspension, as provided in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=306.5&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 306.5</a> and 9 CFR 318.35 as modified by this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section suspends inspection and does not hold the suspension action in abeyance as provided in paragraph (5) of this section, the establishment may request a hearing with the Commissioner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section may hold a suspension in abeyance and allow the establishment to operate under the conditions agreed to by Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section and the establishment.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.06" name="40-10-5-.06" title="40-10-5-.06">Rule 40-10-5-.06 Withdrawal of Inspection</a></h2> <P>The Commissioner may withdraw a license for State Inspection because:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment produced and shipped adulterated product;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment did not have or maintain a HACCP plan in accordance with 9 CFR Part 417;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment did not have or maintain Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with 9 CFR Part 416;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment did not maintain sanitary conditions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment did not collect and analyze samples for <I>Escherichia coli </I>Biotype 1 and record results as prescribed in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=310.25&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 310.25</a> or <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=381.94&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 381.94</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment did not comply with the <I>Salmonella </I>performance standard requirements as prescribed in <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=310.25&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">9 CFR 310.25</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=381.94&amp;title=9#" target="_newtab">381.94</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment did not slaughter or handle livestock humanely;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An establishment operator, officer, employee, or agent assaulted, threatened to assault, intimidated, or interfered with a Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section program employee; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.06(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A recipient of inspection or anyone responsibly connected to the recipient is unfit to engage in any business requiring inspection as specified in Section 401 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (MIA) or Section 18(a) of the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.07" name="40-10-5-.07" title="40-10-5-.07">Rule 40-10-5-.07 Refusal to Grant Inspection</a></h2> <P>The Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section may refuse to grant State inspection because an applicant:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Does not have a HACCP plan as required by 9 CFR Part 417;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Does not have Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures as required by 9 CFR Part 416;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has not demonstrated that adequate sanitary conditions exist in the establishment as required by 9 CFR Part 308 or Part 381, Subpart H, and 9 CFR Part 416;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has not demonstrated that livestock will be handled and slaughtered humanely; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is unfit to engage in any business requiring inspection as specified in Section 401 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) or Section 18(a) of the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Commissioner refuses to grant inspection, the applicant will be provided the opportunity for a hearing.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.08" name="40-10-5-.08" title="40-10-5-.08">Rule 40-10-5-.08 Procedures for Rescinding or Refusing Approval of Marks, Labels, and Containers</a></h2> <P>The Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section may rescind or refuse approval of false or misleading marks, labels, or sizes or forms of any container for use with any meat or poultry product under Section 7 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) or under Section 8 of the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section will provide written notification that: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.08(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Explains the reason for rescinding or refusing the approval;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.08(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provides an opportunity for the establishment to modify the marking, labeling, or container so that it will no longer be false or misleading; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.08(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advises the establishment of its opportunity to submit a written statement to respond to the notification and to request a hearing.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="40-10-5-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If Georgia Department of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section rescinds or refuses approval of false or misleading marks, labels, or sizes or forms of any container for use with any meat or poultry product, an opportunity for a hearing will be provided in accordance with <a title="40-10-1-.05" href="40-10-1-.05">40-10-1-.05</a>, <a title="40-10-1-.06" href="40-10-1-.06">40-10-1-.06</a> and <a title="40-10-2-.08" href="40-10-2-.08">40-10-2-.08</a> of this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.01" name="40-10-5-.01" title="40-10-5-.01">Rule 40-10-5-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.02" name="40-10-5-.02" title="40-10-5-.02">Rule 40-10-5-.02 Regulatory Control Action</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.03" name="40-10-5-.03" title="40-10-5-.03">Rule 40-10-5-.03 Withholding Action or Suspension Without Prior Notification</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.04" name="40-10-5-.04" title="40-10-5-.04">Rule 40-10-5-.04 Withholding Action or Suspension With Prior Notification</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.05" name="40-10-5-.05" title="40-10-5-.05">Rule 40-10-5-.05 Notification, Appeals, and Actions Held in Abeyance</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.06" name="40-10-5-.06" title="40-10-5-.06">Rule 40-10-5-.06 Withdrawal of Inspection</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.07" name="40-10-5-.07" title="40-10-5-.07">Rule 40-10-5-.07 Refusal to Grant Inspection</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/40-10-5-.08" name="40-10-5-.08" title="40-10-5-.08">Rule 40-10-5-.08 Procedures for Rescinding or Refusing Approval of Marks, Labels, and Containers</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = 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