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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

Address: 7 Dinev Ct, Monroe, NY 10950
Establishment No.: p31727

USDA Inspection Report: 30 Jun 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(b), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: June 30, 2010 07:55hrs While an unscheduled operational inspection procedure was being performed in the large salting room, the following were observed: two pieces of torn fiberglass insulation, each 1/2-inch by one inch in size, adjacent to the third salting bin; boot prints on the second and third salting conveyor belts, direct food contact surfaces; one shard of metal, 1/8-inch by 1 1/2 inches on the carcass trimming platform, a direct food contact surface; unidentifiable debris on two conveyor belts, both direct food contact surfaces, near the rabbis' salting stations; at least 20 flying insects including one bumblebee, several large and small moths, four mosquito hawks, and several common house flies were observed actively flying around lighting fixtures near the drop ceiling--two moths were also observed crawling on the third and fourth salting conveyor belts, direct food contact surfaces. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Form 6502-1 #B38600539 was affixed to the entrance of the room, rejecting it. Slaughter supervisor, [redacted] was immediately verbally informed of the noncompliances. FSIS Inspector-In-Charge, [redacted] requested that the air conditioning system be shut off, the insects be removed, one salting bin be emptied of its contents and washed, and that all soiled conveyor belts be washed with soap and thoroughly rinsed with potable water. Mr. [redacted] immediately directed his staff to comply with all requests. No product had entered, nor was permitted to enter the salting department at this point in time. Mr. [redacted] contacted a plant mechanic who informed Inspector [redacted] that an air conditioning system had been installed recently and this construction activity was likely the source of the flying insects, boot prints on the conveyor belts, metal shard, and fiberglass in this department. The mechanic also stated that due to the very hot, humid weather and the absence of air conditioning on the evening of 06/28, the cleaning crew had allowed an overhead dock door to remain open for an extended period of time while cleaning was being conducted, permitting the entrance of insects. U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Section 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b), and 416.2(b)(3) state: "Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP's at the frequencies specified;" "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," and "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," and "Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice," respectively. After observing that sanitary conditions had been restored and that all requests had been satisfactorily fulfilled, Inspector released the room and allowed processing to begin at approximately 08:40hrs. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action(s).

Regulation:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOPís.

416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

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.

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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