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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Sep 2010

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

Citation: At approximately 09:45 hours CSI observed the following noncompliance's while performing a routine walkthrough, I performed PBIS task 06D01.CSI observed multiple non-compliances, 1) Freezer No.1 ice buildup above addible package product Due to moisture or freezer door not closing tightly Observed an excessive amount of ice forming located directly above package product the ice buildup was not removed sins the last noncompliance NR. Dated 09/09/10 plant manager stated on 09/09/10 that Freezer No.1 ice buildup above addible package product will be remove, CSI observed the same non-compliances on 09/20/10. Plant manager immediately verbally and in writing of these all non-compliances listed above. 2) ) freezer No.1 pallets and boxes blocks the freezer entrance, prevent the CSI from entering the area checking for rodent and other pests, 3) evisceration department area floor concrete missing or brooking thought out the department, Plant manager immediately verbally and in writing notified of these non-compliances, 4) big duck kill room area floor concrete missing or brooking throw out the department, manager immediately verbally and in writing notified of these non-compliances. The Plant manager was notified of 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. The establishment's monitoring/implementation was ineffective in preventing the insanitary conditions and the regulatory noncompliance. CFR. 416.2) b.1-416.2) b-416.2) b3. U.S.D.A inspector explained to plant manager that this is considered a none product contact surface. But if not detected these noncompliances 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. 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: 0037-2010-13720 dated 09/09/2010: Past Similar NRs Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: procedures to prevent reoccurrence ineffective, plant manager responded to U.S.D.A inspector ice buildup above addible package product in Freezer No.1 will be remove immediately and concrete in evisceration department area and big duck room area will be repaired this weekend on 09/25/10.). 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(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.

 

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