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: 17 Oct 2011

Violation:  416.1, 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0940 hours, while conducting the review and observation of a routine Operational SSOP procedure task I observed the following: [newline][newline]Cooler #1: [newline]-Unknown white substance on the exposed surfaces of the overhead refrigeration unit fan guards stationed along the East wall directly above exposed duck carcasses. [newline]-Black unknown material on the exposed surfaces of the East wall below the overhead refrigeration units, on the surface of the ceiling and along the ceiling wall juncture. [newline]-Rust on the surfaces of the electrical wire conduit supports, affixed to the ceiling and wall surfaces. [newline][newline]Evisceration Room: [newline]-Unknown spotted black substance on the outside exposed surface of the refrigeration unit directly above the end of the mechanical evisceration table, situated in approximately the center of the room. [newline][newline]Cooler #4: [newline]- Dust on the overhead refrigeration unit fan guards directly above finished products. [newline][newline]Packing Room: [newline]-Unknown black substance on the exposed ceiling surface and wall surfaces above and behind the finished product packing tables and cry-o-vac machine, along the East wall. [newline]-Dust in the fan guards of the overhead refrigeration units, directly above a finished product packing table. [newline][newline]Immediately, I notified Production Supervisor, verbally of the non-compliances. [newline][newline]This is a failure to meet: 9CFR 416.1, 9CFR 416.2(b)(2) and 9CFR 416.4(b).


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.

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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: 25 Oct 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 27 Sep 2011

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