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: 25 Oct 2011

Code: 01D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(c), 416.2(h)(1), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 1330 hours, while performing a routine SPS Verification inspection task of the establishment’s facility I observed the following: Employee Welfare Areas: - An approximate 3” x 4” hole in the West wall adjacent the lockers in the South end of the Men/Women’s locker room. -Inadequate lighting in the South end of the Men/ Women’s locker room, an area equipped with employee lockers, a bench and storage hooks. -Dust on the tops of the lockers throughout the locker room. -Trash and debris scattered on the floor and behind the lockers stationed along the West wall in the North end of the locker room. -The floor within the stall of the Men’s Bathrooms littered with used and unused toilet tissue and trash. Employee Lunch Room: -An approximate 5” x 10” hole in the middle of the North Wall adjacent the vending machine and an approximate 6” x 12” hole in the middle of the South Wall adjacent the vending machine. -Trash and debris scattered throughout the floor of the lunchroom, between and on the tops the vending machines, tables and refrigerators. Immediately, I notified Production Supervisor, verbally of the non-compliances. This is a failure to meet: 9CFR 416.1, 9CFR 416.2(b)(1), 9CFR 416.2(c), 9CFR 416.2(h)(1) 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)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(c) Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.

416.2(h)(1) Dressing rooms, toilet rooms, and urinals must be sufficient in number, ample in size, conveniently located, and maintained in a sanitary condition and in good repair at all times to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any product. They must be separate from the rooms and compartments in which products are processed, stored, or handled.

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: 28 Oct 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 17 Oct 2011

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