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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 15 Dec 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation:  416.13(b), 416.13(c), 416.14, 416.4(b)

Citation: On Wednesday December 15 At approximately 1410 hours while performing scheduled PBIS task 01C02 and after the QA had preformed op-sanitation. the CSI observed multiple non-compliances.1) In the shipping department and cut department room, the CSI observed dock tape, paper empty boxes, and box lids on the floor, and on top of products, being allowed to accumulate throughout the department.2) evisceration room CSI observed multiple non-compliances. CSI observed, bloody water, feathers, Fats, throughout the department, No direct product contamination was observed in either one of these two departments. I immediately notified plant manager verbally and in writing of these non-compliances. The Plant manager was notified of the failure to meet regulatory requirements.416.13(b) (c) 416.14 (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. plant manager immediately provided the following preventive measure and corrective action. I observed as the establishment implemented corrective actions by by re-washing the evies area and scrubbed the evies table and walls with soap and properly cleaned and sanitized the equipment and all these non-compliances listed above. After sanitary conditions were restored I re-inspected the and found it acceptable, Plant manager giving instructions to the shipping and evisceration crew to be more observant when noncompliance found in op-sanitation area, These types of noncompliance's do not meet USDA Regulatory Requirements and this plants written SOP/Sanitation plan and the responsibilities of an approved TQC system USDA reviewed the Establishments SOP Record for these areas. and all plant inspection checks were marked "A" for acceptable. These Records did not reflect the conditions observed by USDA during this Inspection. The establishment's monitoring failed to detect or prevent these deviations from Sanitary Standard Operating Procedure and thereby presented a risk of product adulteration. U.S.D.A explained to plant manager immediately This is considered 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 establishment's monitoring/implementation was ineffective in preventing the insanitary conditions and the regulatory noncompliance. This is a repetitive noncompliance (NR) and therefore linked to NR: 0043-2010-13720 dated 12/07/2010: Past Similar NRs Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: procedures to prevent reoccurrence ineffective, Continue failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further enforcement actions as described in 9 CFR Part 500- Rules of Practice.


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.

416.4(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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 22 Dec 2010
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