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: 2 Jan 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0650 hours, while performing a Directed Pre-op Review and Observation task subsequent the establishments verbal and noted acceptable pre-operational sanitation observed the following: [newline][newline]Large Kill Room: [newline]-Flaking and peeling paint throughout the North East wall alongside the picking machine and wash line. [newline][newline]-Various sized pieces of paint on the underside, non-product contact surface of the picking machines table-top, staged along and in contact with the North East wall. [newline][newline]-Rust on the outer exposed surfaces of the kill line and wash line drive wheels and overhead support beam. [newline][newline]Cooler #1: [newline]-Verdigris on the outside surface of the pipes exiting the rear of two overhead refrigeration units positioned along the South East wall in proximity to exposed carcasses. [newline][newline]Evisceration Room: [newline]-Verdigris on the outside surface of the pipes exiting the side of the overhead refrigeration unit, in proximity to exposed carcasses and product traffic area. [newline][newline]-Verdigris on the outside surface of the pipes exiting the side of the overhead refrigeration unit directly above the end of the mechanical evisceration table. [newline][newline]-Rust on exterior surface of the overhead refrigeration unit support bars, directly above the mechanical evisceration table. [newline][newline]Packing Room: [newline]-Meat particles and product residue on the non-product contact surface of the lid to the [redacted] machine adjacent the heating elements on each sealing side of the machine, and on both sides of two heating elements secured to the lid. [newline][newline]-Scattered meat particles on a 2’ x 2’ area of the ceiling surface and exterior surface of the light shield directly above the packing table and band-saw machine location (when operated). [newline][newline]Production Supervisor, immediately notified verbally of the non-compliances. [newline][newline]This is a failure to comply with: 9CFR 416.1, 9CFR 416.2(b)(2) and 9CFR 416.4(b).

Regulation:

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.

 

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