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Ward Willard and Son

Address: 4496 Rt 812, Heuvelton, NY 13654
Establishment No.: m19989

USDA Inspection Report: 29 May 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(b)

Citation: At 1630 hours during the performance of a Sanitation Performance Standard Task the following noncompliance was observed in the High Cooler in the slaughter area. 1) The entrance flaps on both entrance doors and surrounding surfaces are dirty. 2) The surfaces of the rails are rusted mainly around the door areas and the first rail upon entrance to the cooler. 3) The surfaces around the door frames are dirty. 4) The swinging doors of the cage are dirty, and 5) The floor area next to the exit door has dried protein and black stains. At this time there is no product in this cooler, but the establishment is required to maintain all areas of the facility in a manner that will not create insanitary conditions or adulterate product. The establishment SSOP does not mention a cleaning procedure/frequency for these coolers; however the coolers are listed as a daily check during pre-op and operational sanitation checks on the establishments SSOP Processing Sanitation Checklist. It was noted that on last slaughter day’s pre-operational checklist the High Cooler was documented to be acceptable. These findings are in violation of 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(b)(2), and 416.4 (b). Further investigation revealed no linkage with respect to previous noncompliances with the same cause in the recent past.


416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

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.

416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.


Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 17 May 2012

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