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: 2 May 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(2)

Citation: On 5/22/12 while performing a Sanitation Performance Standards inspection task at approximately 0745, I observed water leaking (it was raining all day) from the ceiling along the seam of two panels. This is a non compliance with 9 CFR 416.2 (b)(2). The drip was constant and located above the rail between the stunning box and the scalding tank. Jr. came into the slaughter floor where he also observed the leak. Management took immediate corrective actions by sweeping any stagnant water off the roof, and installing some tarps until a more permanent repair could be made therefore, no product was affected; no regulatory control action was taken.

Regulation: 416.2(b)2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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