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Shirk’s Meats

Address: 4342 John Green Rd, Dundee, NY 14837
Establishment No.: m18894

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Mar 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.1, 416.13(c), 416.2(b)(2)

Citation: On this date at approximately 0710 hours I went in to Processing Room to perform preoperational inspection after the designated plant employee had performed preoperational inspection of the area. While performing inspection of the Processing Room I found the following non-compliances: I found a Hacksaw hacking from a hook above the cutting table with heavy product residues on both the hook and the hacksaw from previous days operations. I also found splatters of product residues from previous day's operations on the wall behind the bandsaw and on the wall behind the wrapping table. Review of plant records did not show that these were observed and corrective actions taken during preoperation inspection conducted by the plant employee. Non-compliances with 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(b)(2), and 416.13(c) were shown to [redacted] for correction which was conducted under USDA inspection.


416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

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

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 1 May 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 Feb 2012

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