Putting Glass Walls on New York Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors from FAUN Friends Of Animals United
Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Jun 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: June 5, 2011 16:27 hours While performing an 03J01 inspection procedure for the presence of visible fecal contamination on ten (10), randomly selected, dressed, young chicken carcasses certified kosher by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America residing in an ice water slurry inside of a blue, PVC chilling cart, I discovered a patch of what appeared to be fecal contamination, 1/4-inch by 1/2-inch in size, affecting the right axillary region of a carcass. The contamination had an odor consistent with poultry feces and was dark brown 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 prevented additional carcasses from being introduced into the chilling system pending the arrival of management by retaining the approximately sixty-five (65) affected carcasses and rejecting the manual chiller by affixing the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Form 6502-1 #B39718836. 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, 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 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. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in further regulatory and/or administrative action(s).


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


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jun 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 5 Jun 2011

Return to: Kiryas Joel Meat Market
Return to: New York Slaughterhouses
Return to: Slaughterhouses