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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Address: 80 Brooks Rd, Ferndale, NY 12734
Establishment No.: p17966

USDA Inspection Report: 2 Sep 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Thursday, September 02 at approximately 1230 PM hours while performing PBIS procedure code 06D01, CSI observed multiple non-compliances, while performing a routine walkthrough with the plant manager throughout the establishment, 1) evisceration room CSI observed 2 fly that landed on the sealing the Plant Manager was in the area, immediately The insect was killed by Plant Manager. 2) Evisceration room, CSI observed open gaps at the bottom walls panels loose or missing silicone seal all around the evisceration room area, plant manager immediately talk maintenance manager about non-compliances. 3) Big duck kill room area CSI observed. Missing or broken concrete throughout the kill room area, plant manager immediately talk maintenance manager about the non-compliances. 4) freezer No.1 pallets and empty boxes blocks the freezer entrance, prevent the CSI from entering the area checking for rodent and other pests, Plant Manager immediately talks to shipping crew about non-compliances. 5) plant entrance and hallways, CSI observed mummers flies can not be counted so many, The establishment's monitoring/implementation was ineffective in insanitary conditions preventing the flies from entering the departments throughout the establishment. Plant manager verbally and in writing of these non-compliances listed above. The Plant manager was notified of the failure to meet regulatory requirements. (CFR.416.1) states General rules, which states, 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. And (416.4(b) states 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. and (CFR 416.2) (b) states. Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice. Doors not closing tightly allowing the entrance of vermin, dirt, or dust. plant manager responded to U.S.D.A all non-compliances listed above will be repaired over the weekend. This is a repetitive noncompliance (NR) and therefore linked to NR: 0035-2010-13720 dated 08/23/2010 Past Similar NRs Previous Ineffective Plant Actions to prevent reoccurrence ineffective, CSI explained to plant manager all non-nompliances listed above if not detected could cause product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions if allowed to come into contact with product, and could pose a public health issue if product enter commerce. (CFR. 416.1-(416.3(a) - (416.4) (a) (b)(416.2(a). And this document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action

Regulation:

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(a) The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

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.

 

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