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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Address: 80 Brooks Rd, Ferndale, NY 12734
Establishment No.: p17966

USDA Inspection Report: 4 Dec 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation:  416.1, 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0655 hours, observed the following in the Evisceration Room while performing the review and observation, and recordkeeping, verification activities, of a Directed Pre-Op SSOP Review and Observation task subsequent the establishments verbal and noted acceptable pre-operational inspection: [newline][newline]-Fat and meat particles affixed to the direct product contact surface of the plastic cutting boards, and dried product residue underside and inside exposed surfaces of the supporting frame for the cutting boards stationed adjacent the hand wash sink along the Southeast wall. Cutting/ processing table rejected with US Rejected tag# B40198720. [newline][newline]-Meat scraps along the outer lip of the large processing table’s backsplash, a non-product contact surface, and five pieces of fat approximately ” in their greatest dimension, within the hollow stainless steel assembly, a non-product contact surface, that runs the length of the table along the backsplash and drainage trough junction, directly behind the tabletop stainless steel slotted plates. The large processing tables positioned along the Southeast wall beside the cutting/ processing table. [newline][newline]-Meat and fat particles on the outside frame structure and on the underside surfaces of the cutting board supports bars of the staging/ processing table situated in the East corner. [newline][newline]Production Supervisor, immediately notified verbally of the non-compliances. [newline][newline]The establishments SSOP Plan signed and dated 10/20/09, page 1, section I. Pre-operational Sanitation, sub-section A. Equipment Cleaning, part 2. Monitoring and Recordkeeping states: “[redacted] ”. T[newline][newline]his is a failure to meet: 9CFR 416.1, 9CFR 416.13(c), 9CFR 416.4(a) 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.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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: 2 Jan 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 12 Nov 2011

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