Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 1 Feb 2011

Code:  06D01
Violation:  416.1

Citation: At 1230 hours on this date CSI made observations on doors/door frames throughout the facility and found the following items in six locations throughout the facility for non compliance to CFR 416.1 for not being maintained to requirements to support CFR 416.1 1) The upper section of the door frame for the doorway to the evis cooler from the kill room has damaged metal sheathing on the upper right area about 4-6 inches in circumference with some evidence of peeling paint and rust visible in other sections of the upper door frame. 2) The door frame on the inside of freezer #1 has exposed wood from new construction on the upper section and side sections of the frame. Also there is a narrow plastic strip in the center of the upper door frame which is split in sections. 3) The swinging doors and door frame for the door between the kill room and the evis room has one broken hinge on the lower left section of the frame. The door hinge covers are ragged and in unsanitary condition due to excess wear. Portions of the wood framing is cracked on the lower left section and the seals are broken/split in various locations. 4) The swinging door between the hallway and casing zone has split seals above the doors. 5) The swinging doors for the new shipping room still in construction for both ends of the room, 2 areas, have loose metal panels exposing the materials under the panels. Product passes through the door areas that is in process as well as finished packed/cased product. No product retained. No equipment tagged. Supervisor will be notified upon receipt of this non compliance report.


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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 9 Mar 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 26 Jan 2011

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