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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jun 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 06:45 while performing review and observation for pre-operational sanitation in live kill area observed the following non-compliance. Four metal racks used for hanging Ducks coming out of wash cabinet in kill area observed dirty with fat and blood residue on top hooks of metal racks from previous days operation These metal racks are a food contact surfaces . Metal racks immediately rejected with U.S. Reject tag # B39443328 and Production Supervisor verbally informed of non-compliance and 9CFR 416.1, 416.4(a) and 416.13(c) and failure to carry out written procedures outlined in establishments SSOP. Plants SSOP records observed for days pre-operation did not reflect FSIS Inpsector's findings.Metal Racks washed and sanitized prior to start of operations.U.S Reject Tag removed by FSIS Inspector.


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.


Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 29 May 2012

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