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: 20 Apr 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.4(b)

Citation: Noted on this date at 1300 hours in the small bird kill room that the drainage for the wax break trough is poor. The trough does not slope adequately allowing for blood stained water to drain quickly. The outlet drain pipe for the trough is about 3 feet above floor level and the water draining from the trough does not go directly to a floor drain and helps create unsanitary pooling of water in the area that employees may walk through when performing their duties. Spoke with room supervisor and the excess water was squeeged as well as excess feathers on the floor area from the defeathering equipment. This helped alleviate the pooled water. Plant Manager will be notified upon receipt of this non compliance report. No product retained. No equipment tagged.


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: 29 Apr 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 13 Apr 2011

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