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: 28 Feb 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(e)(2), 416.2(e)(4)

Citation: At approximately 1345 hours, while performing the review and observation, verification activity of a scheduled routine Operational SSOP review and observation task, observed the following. A 2' X 4' area of pooling wastewater, murky in color containing suspended and non-suspended organic matter, that is approximately 1 1/2" in depth, between the Mechanical Evisceration Table and the Processing/ Wash Table stationed along the Southeast wall adjacent the Exit door to the Inedible area at the end of the floor drain. The trench style floor drain that runs along and is adjacent to the Southeast wall is blocked, allowing stagnant waste water to accumulate, approximately 1" to 2 1/2" at its maximum depth, containing floating organic waste, and is in direct connection with the pooling wastewater. The area of pooling wastewater and the blocked floor drain area are in an employee, and raw exposed product traffic area.[newline][newline]In the Packing Room, at approximately 1355 hours, observed a 4' X 6' area of pooled stagnant blood and water, approximately 3/4" in depth directly in front of and below the [redacted] Packing Machine, an employee, and raw exposed product traffic area. [newline][newline]Production Supervisor, immediately notified verbally of the non-compliances. [newline][newline]This is a failure to meet 9CFR 416.1, 9CFR 416.2(e)(2), and 9CFR 416.2(e)(4).[newline][newline]


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(e)(2) Properly convey sewage and liquid disposable waste from the establishment;

416.2(e)(4) Provide adequate floor drainage in all areas where floors are subject to flooding-type cleaning or where normal operations release or discharge water or other liquid waste on the floor


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