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Grizzly’s Custom Cutting

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

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jun 2012

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

Citation: On Thursday, June 21, 2012, around 12:00pm, while walking through the main holding cooler at Establishment 21554M Grizzly's Custom Cutting, the following noncompliance was observed:
Mr. [redacted] was in the process of mopping condensation/liquid from the ceiling of the main holding cooler. He was addressing the area over the 2nd rail from the processing room, about one quarter of the way from the front of the cooler. As he pressed on the seam to soak up a drop of liquid, several more droplets formed on either side of the mop head. He was able to catch them before they dripped onto the 4 swine carcasses that were underneath. At that point, he moved the 4 swine carcasses from under the area and mopped up additional newly accumulated liquid. As he pushed the mop onto the plastic ceiling tile, additional droplets formed along the seam. Mr. [redacted] left the cooler and I, along with CSI [redacted] remained and observed droplets accumulate and drip to the floor at an approximate rate of 1 drip every 3 seconds. Thorough inspection of the rest of the holding cooler revealed no other areas of liquid accumulation along seams or on overhead structures. Thorough review of the 4 swine carcasses that were under the affected area revealed no evidence of contamination from dripping liquid. Regulatory Control Action was taken: the second rail from the processing room was rejected with tag number B41007167. The above is in noncompliance with 9CFR 416.1, 416.2(d), and 416.2(b)(1-2).
Mr. [redacted] plant owner/manager, and Ms. [redacted] plant manager, were notified by CSI [redacted] of the above noncompliances.
Upon review of past NRs, 3 previous noncompliances with the similar cause were identified: NR GUM5510065313 (6/13/12) was documented for liquid dripping from seams of the ceiling in the main holding cooler during a severe rainstorm; NRs GUM5810060514 (6/14/12) and GUM5909055630 (5/30/12) were documented for liquid accumulation on and around the cooling unit in the main holding cooler. Further planned actions of repairing the roof, draining and drying the cooler ceiling, retraining employees, and creating a condensation monitoring record were ineffective in preventing recurrence of the noncompliances.
Mr. [redacted] was informed that this noncompliance record will be linked to previous noncompliances of similar cause and that continued failure to meet regulatory requirements can lead to enforcement actions described in 9CRF 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.


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