9 CFR 354.38 - Suspension of plant approval.
(a) Any plant approval given pursuant to the regulations in this part may be suspended by the Administrator for:
(1) Failure to maintain plant and equipment in a satisfactory state of repair;
(2) The use of operating procedures which are not in accordance with the regulations in this part; or
(3) Alterations of buildings, facilities, or equipment which cannot be approved in accordance with the regulations in this part.
(b) During such period of suspension, inspection service shall not be rendered. However, the other provisions of the regulations pertaining to providing service on a resident basis will remain in effect unless such service is terminated in accordance with the provisions of this part. If the plant facilities or methods of operation are not brought into compliance within a reasonable period of time, to be specified by the Administrator, the service shall be terminated. Upon termination of inspection service in an official plant pursuant to the regulations in this part, the plant approval shall also become terminated, and all labels, seals, tags or packaging material bearing official identification shall, under the supervision of a person designated by the Service, either be destroyed, or the official identification completely obliterated, or sealed in a manner acceptable to the Service.