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: 10 Jan 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.4(b)

Citation: At 1130 hours this morning FSIS Inspector spoke with Plant Manager about the build up ice on the under sides of the two cooling units located hanging from the ceiling in the cut up/packing room off the evisceration room. There was considerable frosting and ice visible on the undersides. Inspector looked at the sides of each unit and noted that there was frost buildup also on the defrosting plates?/grids? There was no cut up table located under the cooling unit as well as product being assembled for shipping under the other unit. PM had instructed personal to keep product away from under the units to avoid possible product contamination. Maintenance has been notified of this problem to check unit/defrost cycles. Parts of 416.4(b) are not being met for non food contact surfaces. No product is involved, no equipment/product retained.

Regulation:

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jan 2011
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