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: 4 Sep 2011

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

Citation: Today at approximately 0700 hours, I observed 2 broken ceiling mounted transparent light panel with yellowish dried stain at around the broken opening area of the panels located inside the large poultry slaughter room. And also, I observed many rust spots appearing along the shackle track located above the hot water tank inside the large poultry slaughter room. There were more rust sports appearing at the lower level section of the shackle track. Failure to meet the federal regulatory requirement of the 9 CFR 416.2(b)(2) which stated that 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. Failure to meet the federal regulatory requirement of the 9 CFR 416.4(b) which stated that non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment 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. On the same day, at approximately 1000 hours I observed beaded condensation appearing at the ceiling tiles and at the bottom surfaces of the 2 cooling units located inside the evisceration room. No products were put below where the water beads were dripping. Therefore no tag was applied. Failure to meet the federal regulatory requirement of the 9 CFR 416.2(d) which stated that ventilation adequate to control condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided. Plant manager Ms. was notified and shown of all the noncompliance areas immediately. Plant manager Ms. immediately called the plant mechanic to come to check all the noncompliance areas.

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(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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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