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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 2 Mar 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.76(a)

Citation: March 2, 2011 11:15 hours While performing post-mortem inspection of young turkey carcasses at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspection platform #1, FSIS on-line food inspector, [redacted] observed carcasses arriving with the hock joint intact, impeding his visual inspection efforts. As per the FSIS Notice 08-11, Inspector [redacted] stopped the principal production line and promptly directed an establishment employee to locate and alert the Inspector-In-Charge. Once apprised of the situation, I noticed that approximately 20 carcasses had passed downstream of the inspection stand. I observed plant management implementing its immediate corrective actions by exposing the hock joints of these carcasses with knives. Inspector [redacted] then moved to reinspect the tibiofemoral joints of all affected carcasses. Satisfied that he had had an opportunity to thoroughly examine these carcasses, Inspector [redacted] returned to the FSIS inspection stand and resumed operation of the production line and his on-line post-mortem inspection duties. This is a failure to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Sections 381.76 (a) and 381.86 and the FSIS Directive 6100.3, Revision 1, Section VIII, "Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Poultry Inspection." I immediately informed the evisceration department's senior manager, [redacted] of the noncompliance verbally. Federal regulations require slaughter facilities to allow the FSIS inspection staff unimpeded observation of the exposed hock joints for inflammation, exudate, or swelling that indicates synovitis (inflammation of the hock joint). Once identified, these conditions must be removed to ensure the wholesomeness of the resulting ready-to-cook product. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in further regulatory and/or administrative action(s).


381.76(a) A post-mortem inspection shall be made on a bird-by-bird basis on all poultry eviscerated in an official establishment. No viscera or any part thereof shall be removed from any poultry processed in any official establishment, except at the time of post-mortem inspection, unless their identify with the rest of the carcass is maintained in a manner satisfactory to the inspector until such inspection is made. Each carcass to be eviscerated shall be opened so as to expose the organs and the body cavity for proper examination by the inspector and shall be prepared immediately after inspection as readyto- cook poultry. If a carcass is frozen, it shall be thoroughly thawed before being opened for examination by the inspector. Each carcass, or all parts comprising such carcass, shall be examined by the inspector, except for parts that are not needed for inspection purposes and are not intended for human food and are condemned.


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