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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 24 Oct 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.13(c), 416.15(b)

Citation: On October 24, 2011, at approximately 10:46 hours, while performing a routine, pre-operational Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) review and observation inspection procedure in the establishmentís processing department, I encountered the following noncompliances after the equipment and facilities had been released to me by a member of management:

1. Two (2) stacks containing a combined total of approximately one hundred (100) beige, plastic lids giving off an odor of mildew. The interior of these lids are direct food contact surfaces.

2. One (1) broken, clear, plastic, light fixture cover suspended over the deboning table. The inside of this light fixtureís housing contained metal corrosion above the location of an opening produced by breakage. Similar contamination was discovered on a vinyl cutting board, a direct food contact surface, directly below.

3. One (1) broken and two (2) pitted welds on a stainless steel chute, a direct food contact surface that guides falling poultry legs onto a conveyor belt that communicates with the sorting table above the hand washing sink.

4. Condensation actively dripping from a fan of an overhead ventilation unit onto and contaminating the leg scale conveyor belt and one (1) of its white, plastic chutes, both direct food contact surfaces.

5. One (1) hollow weld on a vertical stainless steel surface of the main conveyor belts adjacent to the pre-chill inspection table leaching an unknown, foul smelling liquid light brown in color.

As this was a pre-operational inspection, no edible product was present at the time of discovery. For the fact that management swiftly initiated corrective actions to restore sanitary conditions to the department under my direct supervision, I did not take any regulatory control action other than refusing to release the affected compartments until this was achieved to my satisfaction.

According to the firmís preoperational inspection SSOP forms, the processing department and its contents had been inspected and passed at 10:02 hours earlier this morning. The forms had been annotated and authenticated by [redacted] the facilityís designated employee for this task.

This constitutes a failure 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 Poultry Products Inspection Act, Part 416, Sanitation, Sections 13(a), 13(c), and 15(b). The processing departmentís co-manager, Mr. [redacted] was present at the time of discovery.

Federally-inspected food production establishments are required to fulfill the expectations of all applicable requirements of the United States Code of Federal Regulations and Food Safety and Inspection Service. In this instance, management failed to perform a thorough pre-operational inspection of direct food contact surfaces and implement appropriate corrective actions prior to releasing a department to FSIS inspection program personnel for further assessment of its sanitation.

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(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOPís before the start of operations.

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

416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product( s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOPís and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOPís or the procedures specified therein.

 

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