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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 2 Dec 2010

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: 381.65(e) December 2, 2010 14:14 hours While performing an 03J01 inspection procedure for the presence of visible fecal contamination on ten, randomly selected, dressed, non-kosher turkey carcasses in the black chilling cart parked near the reprocessing station, I discovered two patches of what appeared to be fecal contamination on the ventral surface of the tail and the interior surface of the left, proximal head of the femur of one carcass. The contamination had an odor consistent with poultry feces and both instances were 1/4-inch by 1/3 inch in size, forest green in color, and of a creamy consistency. The evisceration department manager, Mr. [redacted] was immediately alerted and given the opportunity to conduct his own inspection of the nature of the contamination. Mr. [redacted] concurred with my findings and, without delay, initiated the establishment's corrective actions for this scenario. This is a failure to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Section 381.65(e) and FSIS Directive 6420.2. Inspector [redacted] promptly notified Mr. [redacted] of the noncompliance verbally. FSIS field operations personnel enforce a policy of zero-tolerance for visible fecal contamination on poultry carcasses prior to submersion chilling. Because fecal material is a vehicle for pathogens, and microbial contamination is a food safety hazard that can be expected to occur in the production process, an establishment must control the occurrence of pathogens on product, including preventing poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material from entering the chilling tank. I repeated the inspection procedure for visible fecal contamination with another randomly selected set of ten, dressed turkey carcasses in the black chilling tank at approximately 14:45 hours. No visible fecal contamination was observed. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in further regulatory and/or administrative action(s). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Monitoring frequency inadequate to detect and prevent visible fecal contamination from entering a submersion chiller NR: 78-2010 dated 10/3/2010


381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.


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