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Britt's Slaughterhouse

Address: 2782 Drum Rd, Middleport, NY 14105
Establishment No.: m4530

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Dec 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.4(b)

Citation: Throughout today, while conducting routine slaughter inspection I made inspections related to the 06D01 task, Facilities and Equipment. In doing so I applied criteria set forth in 9CFR 416.2-416.5. Certain things were deemed to be insanitary conditions which could lead to the adulteration of product, and are described below: 1) Plastic bags have been taped to the button control units that are used to manipulate electric hoists during the dressing of animals on the kill floor. The bags have accumulated proteinaceous debris and need to be changed; 2) The electrical wires suspended from the hoists (described in (1)) have accumulated dirt/debris and need to be cleaned; 3) There are accumulations of debris (hair, fat,dirt) in various places on the walls of the kill floor, most notably behind the head inspection station and in the area where the pressure washer is located; 4) The rack which supports the pressure washer is littered with debris, and needs to be cleaned. Also the plastic rack which holds the pressure washer hose is in need of cleaning; 5) In the bathroom there is an accumulation of dead flies and spiders, which need to be swept/vacuumed. I discussed these issues with owner/operator John Britt on this day. This document serves as notice and record that conditions described are not adequate to meet regulatory requirements cited in block six (6) of this report. The method to appeal a decision to document noncompliance is outlined in 9CFR 306.5.


416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.


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