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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jun 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.4(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: June 14, 2011 07:37 hours While performing an unscheduled, 06D01, facilities and equipment sanitation inspection procedure of the feather picking machines and in the kashering and evisceration departments, I observed mold affecting the surfaces of the picking machines, a step ladder, a hose nozzle, and the fiberglass grids that are used in these compartments as platforms on which employees stand and equipment is placed. Four (4), vinyl-coated cloth strips suspended horizontally under the feather picking fingers of machines #4 and #5 were observed to be contaminated and stained with black mold growth. I rejected the cloth strips by affixing the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Form 6502-1 #B39718831. A twelve- (12) foot step ladder located in the kashering department had black mold proliferating on the inside and outside surfaces of both red, fiberglass front and rear rails. I rejected the ladder by affixing the FSIS Form 6502-1 #B39718825. The hose nozzle located immediately upstream of the pre-chill inspection table and used to deliver a chlorinated, potable water wash to dressed poultry carcasses was found to have four (4) circular growths of black and grayish mold, each approximately five (5) millimeters in diameter. I rejected the nozzle by affixing the FSIS Form 6502-1 #B39718817. A green, fiberglass grid, three (3) feet by four (4) feet by two (2) inches in size, on which a white, edible container had been placed also located in the kashering department on the concrete floor near salting table #10 was so heavily involved with black and grayish mold that the vertical surfaces on one half were no longer green in color. I rejected the green grid by affixing the FSIS Form 6502-1 #B39718832. In the evisceration department, vertical surfaces of every fiberglass grid being used as a platform were observed to be affected by the presence of grayish and/or black mold. These observations constitute failures to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Animals and Animal Products, Sections 416.1, 416.4(b), and 416.4(d). The QC/HACCP director, [redacted] was notified of the noncompliances upon receipt of this record. Equipment must be adequately cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis to prevent mold from becoming established on surfaces and becoming a potential source of cross-contamination to product. Though the species of mold observed at this establishment on this occasion could not be determined, management must be mindful that types of this fungus are known to produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially harmful mycotoxins. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action(s). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Inadequate cleaning and sanitization of non-food contact surfaces. NR: 25-2011 dated 5/23/2011


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.

416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


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