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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

Address: 7 Dinev Ct, Monroe, NY 10950
Establishment No.: p31727

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Nov 2010

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.91(b), 417.2(e)

Citation: November 7, 2010 09:40 hours While giving an on-line Food Safety and Inspection Service Food Inspector his morning break at the second inspection stand in the evisceration department and performing bird-by-bird, post-mortem inspection, I observed members of the reprocessing station rushing to hang chicken carcasses from the rework line onto the principal production line. During a gap on the main line, I stepped off the inspection stand to verify the adequate reworking of these carcasses. I pulled two carcasses that had just been hung onto the main line from the reprocessing area. The first contained fecal contamination that appeared to originate from the small intestine affecting the majority of the thoracic and abdominal cavities. The second was contaminated with ingesta to an extent and in locations similar to the first. Both carcasses had portions of the esophagi, tracheas, and proventriculi intact. I immediately directed my trimmer to stop the main production line and set about segregating the affected carcasses. I instructed junior slaughter manager, [redacted] to begin removing the affected carcasses, approximately 50 in total that I identified, from the production line and place them into a white, "edible" barrel. I retained this barrel by applying FSIS Form 6502-1 #B39133071. I promptly, verbally notified Mr. [redacted] supervisor of the evisceration department, of the noncompliance. This is a failure to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Sections 381.91(b) and 417.2(e). As described in the Federal regulations and on page 22 of this establishment's written HACCP plan, contamination observed at the reprocessing station is to be removed by knife trimming, vacuuming, washing with water chlorinated at 20ppm, or any combination thereof. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action(s).


381.91(b)(1) Any carcass of poultry accidentally contaminated during slaughter with digestive tract contents shall not be condemned if promptly reprocessed under the supervision of an inspector and thereafter found not to be adulterated. Contaminated surfaces that are cut shall be removed only by trimming. Contaminated inner surfaces that are not cut may be cleaned by trimming alone, or at an approved reprocessing station away from the main processing line, by any method that will remove the contamination, such as vacuuming, washing, and trimming, singly or in combination. All visible specks of contamination must be removed, and if the inner surfaces are reprocessed other than soley by trimming, all surfaces of the carcass shall be treated with chlorinated water containing 20 ppm available chlorine.

417.2(e) Pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 456, 463, 608, and 621, the failure of an establishment to develop and implement a HACCP plan that complies with this section, or to operate in accordance with the requirements of this part, may render the products produced under those conditions adulterated.


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