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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 1 May 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: May 1, 2011 16:23 hours While performing an 03J01 pre-chill inspection procedure for the presence of visible fecal contamination on ten, randomly selected, dressed chicken carcasses at the pre-chill inspection table after the final wash and upstream of the immersion chiller, I discovered a patch of what appeared to be fecal contamination spilling out of an approximately two (2) inch section of large intestine that was observed with its bursa of Fabricius and cloaca intact, neither of which had been separated from the surrounding tissues of the vent. The contamination had an odor consistent with poultry feces and was forest green in color, and of a creamy consistency. The evisceration department's junior manager, Mr. [redacted] was immediately alerted and given the opportunity to conduct his own inspection as to the nature of the contamination. I arrested the principal production line pending the arrival of Mr. [redacted] who concurred with my findings and, without delay, initiated the establishment's corrective actions for this scenario. I resumed operation of the production line at approximately 16:26 hours. This is a failure to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Animals and Animal Products, Section 381.65(e). I 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 immersion 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 pre-chill inspection for visible fecal contamination with another randomly selected set of ten, dressed carcasses at the pre-chill inspection stand at approximately 16:36 hours. No visible fecal contamination was observed in the sample set. 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 may be inadequate to prevent fecal contamination of poultry carcasses from entering the immersion chiller. NR: 89-2010 dated 12/2/2010


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


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