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Grizzly’s Custom Cutting

Address: 10042 South River Rd, Hunt, NY 14846
Establishment No.: m21554

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jun 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation: At 1500, on 13 June 2012, after returning from Est. 04684 EIAO [redacted] informed me,CSI [redacted] that there were 2 beads of condensation on the chilling unit in the main holding cooler over unprotected quarter carcasses. I went out to the holding cooler and verified that there were in fact, 2 beads of condensation on the drip pan. I notified Est. personal [redacted] and pointed it out to him. He said he was going to get a towel and wipe it off, but was sidetracked when gave him another task. Periodically I went back into the cooler to see if the beads of condensation were removed, or if they had dripped onto exposed product. Finally, at 1630 I inspected the beads and they were still there. At that time I notified [redacted] and he wiped them down with a towel. No product contamination was involved. [newline]The Establishment has a written SOP procedure in place addressing SPS issues, to include [redacted]. The Raw SSOP report from 13 June 2012 shows that condensation was monitored and acceptable. This in non compliance with 9CFR 416.1, 416.2d, 416.4d,416.13b and c. I applied Tags to all 3 doors, ( B41007168, B41007174, and B41007169), rejecting the holding cooler.[newline]A review of documented past Non compliances showed that on 30 May2012 , NR GUM5909055630 stated that condensation was dripping onto one beef carcass in the holding cooler. Response to the NR was: The condensation was removed from the ceiling and the affected beef carcass was trimmed immediately. [newline]The Establishment response failed to correct the non compliance and prevent a reoccurence. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements can lead to enforcement actions described in 9 CFR 500.4.


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)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


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