Putting Glass Walls on Connecticut Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors:
Big Dog Meats, LLC

Address: 85 Prindle Rd, West Haven, CT 06516
Establishment No.: M5297 

USDA Inspection Report: 15 May 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.5(b)

Citation: Today on 5/15/2012 at approximately 0945 while performing an Operational Sanitation Inspection task I observed an employee skinning a goat carcass while wearing a soiled cut glove on his left hand. This is a noncompliance with 9 CFR part 416.5(b). The employee attempted to wash and sanitize the glove in my presence, but could not effectively clean the glove because it is not made of an easily cleanable material. The employee in question replaced the cut glove and then covered it with a clean latex glove that is easily washed and sanitized was notified of this noncompliance and this noncompliance record. A copy of 9 CFR part 416.5(b) has been attached to this supplied to the establishment. No product was affected, and no regulatory control action was taken as the employee immediately took corrective actions.

Regulation: Clothing. Aprons, frocks, and other outer clothing worn by persons who handle product must be of material that is disposable or readily cleaned. Clean garments must be worn at the start of each working day and garments must be changed during the day as often as necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.

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