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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Jul 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation:  416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 06:45 hours while performing PBIS task 01B02 and after the QA had preformed pre-op sanitation and before the start of operations, the CSI observed multiple non-compliances. In the evisceration room the CSI observed unidentified black specks, blood, lack feathers, Fats, and stains in the bottom of the sink from the previous day's operation. This sink is located next to a stunner in the large ducks kill room area, and is used by the establishment for washing and re-washing their hands. I applied U.S. Rejected tag #B4198835. (2) Also in the large ducks kill room, the CSI observed five yellow aprons dirty with Blood Feathers and unidentified black specks all over the aprons. I applied U.S. Rejected tag were the aprons was hanh on the rack # B38807381.(3) in cut-up area The CSI observed mosquitoes, Blood and stains in a large plastic containers used by the establishment for transferring edible product from one department to other department. I also applied U.S. Rejected tag #B40198836 (4) also in cut-up area CSI observed Blood Fats and stains on the walls from previous day operation. (5) In the small duck evisceration room area, the CSI observed a fan cover above the scolder full with rust stains and other residue from previous day operation. The CSI immediately notified the plant manager Mr. verbally and in writing of these non-compliances. Mr. immediately scrubbed the walls in the cut -up room and with soap and properly cleaned and sanitized the equipment and all these non-compliances listed above. After sanitary conditions were restored I re-inspected all the non-compliances are listed above , and found it acceptable and U.S. Rejected tag were removed, I explained to, Mr. that this is considered a product contact surface in one department, and non product contact surface in the other departments. These non-compliances if not detected 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. These non-compliances are a failure to meet USDA Regulatory Requirements, 9CFR 416.13(c) 416.4(a)(b) and 416.(1). 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 416.1 that states "Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's, Requirements (416.4 (a)(b) that states "(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, Mr. cleaned and sanitized All food-contact surfaces. As is evident by this Nr the previous plant proposed further action were not done or are ineffective. Past Similar Mrs. -007-2010-13720 Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: and all CFRS listed above. And this document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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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