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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 9 Sep 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(b)(3), 416.3(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 1150 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) Outside plant premises CSI observed holes about 2 inches by12 inches along side the U.S.D.A office, this non-compliances holes in walls allowing the entrance of vermin, dirt, or dust in plant operations. 2) Freezer No.1 ice buildup above addible package product Due to moisture or freezer door not closing tightly. 3) CSI still observing flies in evisceration area which's plant has done some improvement but not enough to eliminate flies throw out the establishment. 4) Loose unbolted floor sinks in three deferent Location In establishment (evisceration area) packing area (and cut up area) .5) evisceration area CSI observed rusted electric box located next to cooler NO.2. (6) Packing room area CSI observed open ceiling tiles throw out the packing area. (7) CSI observed freezer No.1 pallets and empty boxes blocks the freezer entrance prevent the CSI from entering the area checking for rodent and other pests. Plant manager immediately talk maintenance manager about the non-compliances. Plant manager verbally and in writing of these all non-compliances listed above. The Plant manager was notified the failure to meet regulatory requirements (CFR.416.1) states General rules, which 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 (CFR) 416.2(b)(1) states Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, 416.2(b)(3) states 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. And CFR (416.3)a states 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 their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, all these non-compliances listed above considered a non food contact surface (416.4)b 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. plant manager responded to U.S.D.A all non-compliances listed above will be repaired on 09/11/10 and 09/12/10. This document serves as written notification that your 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)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

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.

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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