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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Dec 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation:  416.13(a), 416.13(b), 416.13(c), 416.14, 416.15(a), 416.2(e), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Monday December 07 At approximately 0646 hours while performing scheduled PBIS task 01B02 and after the QA had preformed pre-op sanitation and before the start of operations, the CSI observed multiple non-compliances.1) In the evisceration room the CSI observed unidentified black specks, blood, feathers, Fats, stains, Grease and foreign material found on evisceration table. 2) CSI observed In the evisceration room, back-flow conditions floor drainage blocked in all areas in evisceration room, 3) In the evisceration room the CSI observed unidentified black specks, blood, feathers, Fats, stains, Grease, rust and foreign material found on 2 large and 2 small medal bins weal's, establishment uses those medals bins transferring product from evisceration room to coolers.CSI immediately took a corrective action by applying U.S. Rejected tag #B40198797 to evisceration department and CSI immediately notified the plant manager immediately verbally and in writing notified of these non-compliances. Plant manager immediately provided the following preventive measure and corrective action by removing the medal bulk bins from evisceration area to be scrub clean and sanitized. And wash, and sanitized evisceration table, and talk to maintenance manager about blocked drainage in evisceration room. Plant manager added more personal for daily clean-up, and giving instructions to clean-up crew to be more observant when noncompliance found in pre-up sanitation, After sanitary conditions were restored I re-inspected all the non-compliances listed above , and found it acceptable and U.S. Rejected tag were removed, these noncompliance that this is considered a product contact surface for evisceration table, and non product contact surface to medal bins weal's, These non-compliances are a failure to meet USDA Regulatory Requirements, 9CFR416.4(a)(b) 416.2(e) 416.13(c) 416.14- 416.15(a)-416.3(a) 416.1 ).states: each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of unsanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated, The establishment's monitoring/implementation was ineffective in preventing the insanitary conditions and the regulatory noncompliance. The establishment's SSOP monitoring failed to detect or prevent these deviations from Sanitary Standard Operating Procedure and thereby presented a risk of product adulteration. This is a repetitive noncompliance (NR) and therefore linked to NR: 0028-2010-13720 dated 07/16/2010: Past Similar NRs Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: procedures to prevent reoccurrence ineffective, U.S.D.A explained to plant manager immediately This is considered a non- product contact surface. And a product contact surface. But 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. The plants further planned actions has not been effective in correcting the deficiencies. Continue failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further enforcement actions as described in 9 CFR Part 500- Rules of Practice.


416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation

416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.

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

416.14 Each official establishment shall routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures therein in preventing direct contamination or adulteration of product(s) and shall revise both as necessary to keep them effective and current with respect to changes in facilities, equipment, utensils, operations, or personnel.

416.15(a) Each official establishment shall take appropriate corrective action(s) when either the establishment or FSIS determines that the establishment’s Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein, or the implementation or maintenance of the Sanitation SOP’s, may have failed to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(s).

416.2(e) Plumbing systems must be installed and maintained to:

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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