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: 6 Jul 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.2(b)(3), 416.4(b)

Citation: Today at approximately 1230 hours, after I finished reviewing the plant's facilities inspection result work sheet Form F-2 which showing all areas were marked "Acceptable" for today then I started to perform my facilities inspection for today. I observed the following: (1) I observed 4 dead flies laying inside a transparent light cover located inside the food product vacuum-pack packing room. No flies were observed flying or moving at anywhere inside the vacuum-pack packing room at the moment, but I observed an opening size about 1 1/2"x18" which appeared to be a piece of rubber was missing located at the top of the flopping door entrance to this room. Plan manager was notified and shown. (2) I observed dust appearing on the 2 white color drainage pipes connecting to the 2 cooling units located inside the processing room with the ice making machine. Failure to meet the federal regulatory requirement of the 9 CFR 416.2(b)(3) stated that doors must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats and mice. Failure to meet the federal regulatory requirement of the 9 CFR 416.4(b) stated that 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.

Regulation:

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.

416.4(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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