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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 4 Sep 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: September 4, 2011 08:37 hours While performing an unscheduled 03J01, HACCP slaughter category inspection procedure for the presence of visible fecal contamination on ten (10), randomly selected, dressed, young chicken (Gallus domesticus) carcasses at the inspection table immediately upstream of the soaker, I discovered one (1) carcass bearing what appeared to be fecal contamination. The two instances of contamination were dark brown in color, of a watery consistency, and each approximately one quarter (1/4) of a square inch in size and were located on the adipose tissue associated with the vent. Both incidences of contamination had an odor consistent with the contents of the large intestine. I promptly arrested the principal production line to prevent additional carcasses, potentially carrying similar contamination, from entering the soaker. The evisceration department's junior manager, Mr. [redacted] was immediately alerted and given the opportunity to conduct his own inspection as to the nature of the contamination. Mr. [redacted] concurred with my findings and, without delay, initiated the establishment's corrective actions for this scenario. This constitutes failures 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 65(e). I promptly notified Mr. [redacted] of the noncompliance verbally. FSIS field operations personnel enforce a zero-tolerance standard for the presence of visible fecal contamination on poultry carcasses prior to immersion chilling. Because fecal material is a vehicle for pathogens, and microbial contamination is a food safety hazard that can be expected to occur in the production process, an establishment must control the occurrence of pathogens on product, including preventing poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material from entering a chilling tank or, at this establishment, the soaker. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in further regulatory and/or administrative action(s). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Failure to prevent visible fecal contamination from entering the soaker. NR: 31-2011 dated 6/22/2011

Regulation:

381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

 

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