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: 9 Mar 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.3(a)

Citation: At 0650 hours while performing pre-operational inspection in the large bird kill room I noticed that the welds for the four square corners on the two rectangular openings located on the top of the removed cover for the number 2 defeathering machine were worn in sections and pitted/rusted in areas. A section of the frames outer edge was broken and still attached but slanted away about 3/4 inch. The equipment was sanitized the evening before and no evidence of attached particles (duck meat, skin, feather sections) was observed. The present construction condition of the cover needs to be addressed. No product is retained and I did not tag the equipment for the cover is not a direct product contact surface. Plant Manager was notified of the condition of the cover at 0700 this morning and will notify maintenance for a work order to repair the cover.


416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.


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