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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Jul 2011

Code: 03C02
Violation: 381.66(b)

Citation: July 18, 2011 16:47 hours While performing an unscheduled, 06D01, facilities and equipment sanitation inspection procedure inside a semi-tractor trailer parked at the loading dock and in the process of being loaded with product, I observed fifteen (15) cases, approximately seven hundred fifty (750) pounds, of young chicken livers palletized, wrapped in plastic film, and on the verge of entering into commerce. The labels applied to the exterior of the shipping containers of this product bore the marks of Federal inspection and the Julian date code, 11199, indicating that they had been harvested, trimmed, processed, and packaged during today's production, 07/18/2011. I inserted a bi-metal mechanical thermometer provided to me by the establishment that had been calibrated earlier today into the netted livers contained inside of one (1) shipping container. The thermometer registered a temperature of fifty (50) degrees Fahrenheit. I additionally noted that the refrigeration unit of this vehicle was not in operation at the time I made this measurement. I retained the young chicken liver product by affixing the Food Safety and Inspection Service Form 6502-1 #B39718813 and immediately requested management to have it removed it from the truck and returned it to the establishment's refrigeration facilities. These observations constitute a failure to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Animals and Animal Products, Part 381, Poultry Products Inspection Regulations, Section 66(b). The establishment's HACCP Director, Mr. [redacted] was notified of the noncompliance verbally promptly. When I asked Mr. [redacted] if he had completed a preshipment review for the affected product, he indicated that he had. When I asked him if he or a member of his staff had taken product temperatures prior to loading of the tractor trailer, he stated that to his knowledge no such measurement had been made. Federal regulations regarding product temperatures and chilling and freezing procedures are mandated by law and enforced to prevent the outgrowth of spoilage and potentially pathogenic microorganisms and promote product wholesomeness. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action(s).

Regulation:

381.66(b)(1) General chilling requirements, except for ratites. All poultry that is slaughtered and eviscerated in the official establishment shall be chilled immediately after processing so that the internal temperature is reduced to 40 F. or less, as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section unless such poultry is to be frozen or cooked immediately at the official establishment. Eviscerated poultry to be shipped from the establishment in packaged form shall be maintained at 40 F. or less, except that during further processing and packaging operations, the internal temperature may rise to a maximum of 55 F.: Provided, That immediately after packaging, the poultry is placed under refrigeration at a temperature that will promptly lower the internal temperature of the product to 40 F. or less, or the poultry is placed in a freezer. Poultry which is to be held at the plant in packaged form in excess of 24 hours shall be held in a room at a temperature of 36 F. or less.

 

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