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: 30 Mar 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 1200 hours on this date after finishing evisceration duties on the inspection table I was walking through the shipping preparation area to the USDA office and I noticed condensate dripping from the plastic elbow for the condensate drainage that is located below the first cooling unit hanging from the ceiling across from cooler #2. I spoke with the shipping foreman and he mentioned to me that the condensate had been dripping from the elbow earlier during the shift and he took precautions to instruct his employees not to stage packaged product/shipping containers under the unit. This area is located next to the area where raw product is trimmed/cut on occasion but no product was being trimmed at the time I was there. I spoke with Plant Manager at 1215 and we observed the elbow dripping condensate. A cause could not be determined but the situation is not in compliance with 9CFR 416.4(d) which states that" product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading and unloading......".


416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 31 Mar 2011
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