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: 20 Mar 2012

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

Citation: Today at approximately 0710 hours, I observed the following: (1) Dark brown greasy residues at a shackle track above the poultry scalding tank located inside the slaughter room. (2) Thick dust at surfaces around the ventilation fans in the slaughter room and in the evisceration room. (3) Dust also found at the surface of a ceiling tile located above the ventilation fan in the evisceration room. QC manager was notified and shown of the noncompliance listed above. Manager said that the noncompliance areas will be cleaned after the operation is finished today.


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: 5 Apr 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 12 Mar 2012

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