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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 31 Jul 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(c), 416.4(d)

Citation: July 31, 2011 07:37 hours While performing a scheduled, 01C02, sanitary operations inspection procedure in the evisceration department, I observed a member of the maintenance staff lubricating the pistons of the evisceration machine with an aerosol lubricant manufactured by [redacted]. I noted that the application of this product was not being restricted to the pistons, but was also being delivered to the evisceration paddles due to the presence of drips of this lubricant forming on the lowest end of their loops, all direct food contact surfaces. I asked the mechanic to allow me to read the lubricant's labeling instructions for use. According to the instructions, this lubricant is "rated for use in federally-inspected plants as a general lubricant with incidental food contact." I immediately arrested the principal production line and rejected the evisceration machine by affixing the Food Safety and Inspection Service Form 6502-1 #B39718851. As no young chicken carcasses had arrived at this point in the production process, no product was observed to have been involved at this time. The evisceration department's junior manager, [redacted] was informed of the noncompliance verbally. This constitutes failures to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Animals and Animal Products, Subchapter E, Regulatory Requirements under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, Part 416, Sanitation, Sections 4(a), 4(c), and 4(d). I promptly notified Mr. [redacted] of the noncompliance verbally. Federal establishments are expected to operate in a sanitary manner throughout the production process in order to prevent the contamination and/or adulteration of product. The label on this product explicitly states in English and Spanish that this lubricant is not to be used unless instructions for its appropriate application are understood by the user. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in further regulatory and/or administrative action(s).

Regulation:

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(c) Cleaning compounds, sanitizing agents, processing aids, and other chemicals used by an establishment must be safe and effective under the conditions of use. Such chemicals must be used, handled, and stored in a manner that will not adulterate product or create insanitary conditions. Documentation substantiating the safety of a chemicalís use in a food processing environment must be available to FSIS inspection program employees for review.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

 

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