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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Aug 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(d), 416.3(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 1015 hours CSI observed the following noncompliance's while performing a routine walkthrough with the plant manager throughout the establishment, I performed PBIS task 06D01.CSI observed multiple non-compliances, (1) shipping an receiving area, trash and debris (plastic, paper, wood) pipes, boxes, being allowed to accumulate throughout the Receiving and shipping Dock Area outside of the shipping Cooler plant manager immediately remove all trash from the area. (2) packing room area, U.S.D.A observed condensation dripping one of the refrigerator unite above edible working station, no product was effected the work station not been used that day, plant manager immediately wiped off the condensation from refrigerator unite, (3) packing room area, U.S.D.A observed, swinging door between the packing area and box room area missing seal all the way around door, and door left open half way. plant manager responded to U.S.D.A, swinging door will be repair this weekend. (4) small duck kill room area observed the following multiple non-compliances, ceiling leaking water in three different area in kill room, The entire slaughter operation was halted for this day, and U.S.D.A took an immediate corrective action by immediately applying U.S. Rejected tag # B40198900. plant manager immediately provided the following preventive measure and corrective action by talking maintenance manager about the leak in kill room area, (5) small duck kill room area U.S.D.A observed the non-compliances. Missing concrete or broken in front door entrance, plant manager responded to U.S.D.A concrete will be repaired this weekend. (6) big duck kill room area, U.S.D.A observed multiple non-compliances, one ceiling tiles missing or broken, four sealing tiles has an open gapes about 1/2 wide by four inches long, plant manager responded to U.S.D.A ceiling tiles will be repaired this weekend, (7) evisceration room area, swinging door between evisceration area and big duck kill room area broken form the base and missing door seal all the way around, plant manager immediately provided the following talk maintenance manager, plant manager responded to U.S.D.A, swinging door will be repair this weekend. (8) Shipping and packing area, U.S.D.A observed multiple non-compliances, cooler door NO.2 door lock missing part or broken, plant manager immediately talk maintenance manager, plant manager responded to U.S.D.A, swinging door will be repair as soon as possible. (9) U.S.D.A observed multiple non-compliances, (flies, flies, flies, through out the establishment, in (packing room area) (evisceration room area) (2 kill rooms area) (box room area) and (shipping room area) and U.S.D.A office. The establishment's monitoring/implementation was ineffective in preventing the insanitary conditions and the regulatory noncompliance. This is a repetitive noncompliance (NR) and therefore linked to NR: 0025-2010-13720 dated 07/06/2010: Past Similar NRs Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: procedures to prevent reoccurrence ineffective, all non-nompliances listed above 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 enter commerce. (CFR. 416.1-(416.3(a) (b) -(416.2(d). And this document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action

Regulation:

416.1 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(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate 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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