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: 24 Aug 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation:  416.2(b)(2), 416.2(c), 416.4(b)

Citation: Today at approximately 0650 hours after Ms. told me that her Pre-Op procedure of today was finished and found all areas were acceptable, then I performed my inspection. I observed the followings: (1) The ceiling mounted light set and light fixture were partially covered with feathers and thick dust located at the live ducks holding area inside the "Small Slaughter Room". Plus, 2 of 4 lights of the same set were not functioning. (2) Yellowish wet residue appearing on the entire top surface of the small " ice making machine which was located against a raw exposed poultry products processing table inside the poultry processing/packing area. (3) Wet black particles, sands, were appearing on the top surface of the large "[redacted] ice making machine located next to the small "[redacted] ice making machine. (4) Greasy, oily, rusty surfaces appearing at the bottom side of the 2 raw poultry product processing tables located next to the back exit of the evisceration room. Plant manager Ms. was notified and shown of the noncompliance. Ms. said that she will find the plant's Maintenon guy to fix the areas of noncompliance. -Failure to meet the federal regulatory requirement of the 9 CFR 416.2(b)(2) which stated that ceilings within the establishments must be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions. -Failure to meet the federal regulatory requirement of the 9 CFR 416.2(c) which stated that lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained. -Failure to meet the federal regulatory requirement of the 9 CFR 416.4(b) which states: 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. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The corrective action(s) indicated were not completed. NR: 30-2011 dated 8/15/2011

Regulation:

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(c) Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.

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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