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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 13 May 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(e)(1), 416.2(g)(1)

Citation: At approximately 0920 hours, while performing on-line inspection duties at the Mechanical Evisceration Table in the Evisceration Room observed the following; pressure to the potable water lines, and chlorinated water lines dropped which provided a trickle of water at the Final Wash Station (CCP# 2B), and the Liver Station. The chlorinated water from the wash hose at the Final Wash Station, and wall mounted spray nozzle at the Liver Station did not provide sufficient amounts of water too thoroughly wash the carcasses and livers of organic matter, and contaminates. On-line hand wash sprayers, table mounted sprayers, hand wash sink, and hoses for equipment cleaning affected providing a little to no water. [newline]Further observation of the establishment, including the Large Kill Room, Processing Room, Small Kill Room, and Packing Room all affected by the decreased water pressure where little to no water was provided at carcass wash, equipment cleaning, and hand wash areas. [newline]Management did not initiate or take corrective action(s) prior to, or following verbal notification of the non-compliance.[newline]Operations ceased in the Large and Small Kill Rooms, Evisceration Room, and Packing Room and the establishment rejected with US Rejected tag# B40198850. [newline]Production Supervisor, immediately notified verbally of the non-compliance.[newline]This is a failure to meet 9CFR 416.1, 9CFR 416.2(e) and 9CFR 416.2(g)(1).


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)(1) Carry sufficient quantities of water to required locations throughout the establishment

416.2(g)(1) A supply of running water that complies with the National Primary Drinking Water regulations (40 CFR part 141), at a suitable temperature and under pressure as needed, must be provided in all areas where required (for processing product, for cleaning rooms and equipment, utensils, and packaging materials, for employee sanitary facilities, etc.). If an establishment uses a municipal water supply, it must make available to FSIS, upon request, a water report, issued under the authority of the State or local health agency, certifying or attesting to the potability of the water supply. If an establishment uses a private well for its water supply, it must make available to FSIS, upon request, documentation certifying the potability of the water supply that has been renewed at least semi-annually.


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