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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Jun 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(d)

Citation: June 16, 2011 09:35 hours While performing an unscheduled, 06D01, facilities and equipment sanitation inspection procedure in the boiler and electrical rooms, I observed black, common house flies populating both compartments. Upon entering the boiler room, approximately twenty-four (24) flies were seen flying and resting on surfaces throughout the compartment. Moving onto the mezzanine overlooking the rendering truck bay, I encountered approximately fifty (50) hovering flies and dead flies, too numerous to count but numbering in the hundreds, littering the concrete flooring. Approximately twenty (20) live flies were observed inhabiting the electrical room. The following locations were discovered to lack controls to prevent flying insects from gaining entrance to the facility: six (6) holes in the northwest wall of the boiler room through which daylight from the rendering truck bay was observed, including one measuring three (3) square feet in size; a ventilation opening approximately two (2) square feet in size in the southeast, cinderblock wall of the boiler room; one (1) window in the electrical room without insect screening discovered open to the exterior of the facility. Additionally, the air curtain mounted above the self-closing door between the evisceration area and these two rooms was not in operation. I rejected this door by affixing the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Form 6502-1 #B39718826. These findings are significant due to the presence of gaps and holes observed in the northeast walls of both these compartments and the evisceration department, from which artificial lighting could plainly be seen. These include six (6) holes up to two (2) inches in diameter in the boiler room and one (1) hole approximately eight (8) square inches in size in the electrical room. Each of these openings provide potentially easy passage for flying insects into a food processing environment. No product was observed to have been affected by my findings as the establishment was not performing animal slaughter activities and due to the presence of vinyl curtains and operational air curtains at the entrances to all other departments. This is a failure to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Animals and Animal Products, Sections 416.1, 416.2, 416.2(b)(1), and 416.4(d). The facility's general manager, [redacted] was notified of the noncompliance verbally immediately. Due to their breeding and feeding habits, insects are potential vehicles for pathogens. Microbial contamination is a food safety hazard that can be expected to occur in the production process if insects, particularly flying insects, are permitted to enter environments where food for human consumption is produced, processed, or stored. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action(s).


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.

416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(b)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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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