Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Champlain Beef Inc.

Address: 9679 State Rt 4, Whitehall, NY 12887
Establishment No.: m8547

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Apr 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation:  416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation: On 4/20/11 at approximately 1330 hours while performing a 01C02 procedure the following noncompliance was observed by Dr. and myself. Condensation was observed on three refrigeration fan units in the hot cooler. Two units in the first hot cooler, and one in the second cooler. The two in the first cooler had condensation built up in a area approximately 6 inches by 1 1/2 feet. The condensation in the second cooler was across the front of the unit and the rail and was blowing on to multiple hanging carcasses. Dr, and I informed and showed him the condensation. took immediate corrective action to rework the affected hanging beef while under supervision of Dr. This is a noncompliance of 9CFR 416.13(c) , 416.2(d) , and 416.4(d) and the plants own SSOP plan. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in further regulatory action. As always you have the right to appeal.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.2(d) 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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