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: 21 Oct 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation:  416.4(b), 416.4(c)

Citation: On October 21, 2011, at approximately 13:30, while doing a plant walk through with Dr. Dr. and Dr. the following non-compliances were found; In the boning room on the bottom shelf there was an opened box of unused vacuum pack bags with the bags exposed which was right next to a bottle of Chlorox bleach and a bottle of meat marking ink. This is non-compliant with the code 9 cfr 416.4(c) . Mr. took immediate corrective action by removing the chemicals from the area and moving the box to a higher shelf, thus bringing the situation back into compliance. Also in the inedible cooler floor was covered in blood and had not been washed causing insanitary conditions and is not in compliance with 9 cfr 416.4(b). This document serves as a written notification of your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s). Further failure could result in additional regulatory or administrative action. You have the right to appeal this Non-compliance Record.


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.

416.4(c) Cleaning compounds, sanitizing agents, processing aids, and other chemicals used by an establishment must be safe and effective under the conditions of use. Such chemicals must be used, handled, and stored in a manner that will not adulterate product or create insanitary conditions. Documentation substantiating the safety of a chemical’s use in a food processing environment must be available to FSIS inspection program employees for review.


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