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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Mar 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(c)

Citation: At approximately 1230 hours, while performing a scheduled Directed SPS Verification Task of the facility, observed the following In Freezer #2. Frost suspended approximately 3" inch in its greatest length, throughout the entire surface of the ceiling directly over finished products in packaged form. Packages (plastic immediate containers) and boxes (shippers/ immediate containers) have evidence of frost and ice on their surfaces. No product contamination observed at this time. [newline][newline]Boxed products stocked along the South wall, are broken allowing stored individually sealed packages to spill from the boxes in a manner of disarray onto the tops and in between used boxes (shippers) and pallets. Finished products stored in manner interfering with inspection of products and the freezer premises. Metal screws observed scattered across the tops of three boxes upon entering the freezer on the right side. No contamination of product observed at this time.[newline][newline]Inadequate lighting within the freezer, hindering the inspection of the sanitary conditions, product conditions, and verification of finished product labeling. [newline][newline]Freezer #2 rejected with US Rejected tag# B40198792.[newline][newline]Production Supervisor, immediately notified verbally of the non-compliances.[newline][newline]This is a failure to meet 9CFR 416.1, 9CFR 416.2(a)(2), 9CFR 416.2(b)(1) and 9CFR 416.2(c).

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(a) The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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(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.

 

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