Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Address: 80 Brooks Rd, Ferndale, NY 12734
Establishment No.: p17966

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Jul 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(b)(3)

Citation: At approximately 0930 hours while performing procedure code 06D01, I observed the following non-compliance, two flies were observed in the evisceration room area. One of these landed on the duck rack, the other fly was killed by a plant employee. I noted that the door inside the evisceration area was not closed all the way. I also noted that the door was left open when the plant employee removed condemned product from the evisceration area to the outside. Mr. the Plant Manager was in the area and immediate corrective actions were taken and since no product was contaminated, there was no need for a U.S. Rejected tag. Mr. was notified of the failure to meet regulatory requirements. Mr. immediately provided the following preventive measure and corrective actions. I observed the establishment implement corrective actions by removing duck caresses from the rack, and scrub the duck rack with soapy water as well as rinse it and sanitize. After sanitary conditions were restored I re-inspected the duck rack, and found it acceptable. I explained to, Mr. that this is considered a product contact surface. But if not detected these flies could cause product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions if allowed to come into contact with product, and could pose a public health issue if product entered commerce. 416.1 states: 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. and 416.2(b) states.(1) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.(2) Doors not closing tightly allowing the entrance of vermin, dirt, or dust. 416.1 And 416.2(b) this document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

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.

416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

 

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