Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Jerry Hayes Meats, Inc.

Address: RD1, Stratton Rd, Newark Valley, NY 13811
Establishment No.: m4488

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Jul 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.3(a), 416.4(a)

Citation: On July 7, 2010 as I was performing the above procedure, I have found the following noncompliance. On the Large Beef Slaughter floor, the large splitting saw is unacceptable. There are holes on the end of it, collecting debris, and there are welds that have been made that are still allowing for fat, blood, and other particles to accumulate. Upon asking for documentation stating that the welds are food grade, it has not been made available. After reviewing the PIP, I noticed that the Saw was to be repaired by July 1st, then changed to July 31, 2010. There was no reason documented as to why the saw was unable to be repaired by the first projected date. Also, the saw is a SSOP issue, not an SPS issue therefore shouldn't be documented on a PIP. The saw was rejected with Reject tag # B18815287. Plant Manager has been informed of these noncompliance's in both writing and orally. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulations could result in further regulatory and or administrative actions.


416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.


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