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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 25 Jul 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d)

Citation: July 25, 2011 18:35 hours While performing an unscheduled, 01C02, sanitary operations inspection procedure in the evisceration department near the FSIS inspection platform #1, I observed one (1), plastic bulk bin containing approximately 45 (forty-five), dressed young turkey carcasses being held in an ice water slurry. Upon examining one (1) of the submerged carcasses, I discovered the presence of what appeared to be fecal contamination affecting approximately three-quarters (3/4 ) of a square inch of the ventral surface of the left synsacrum. The contamination had an odor consistent with poultry feces and was dark brown in color and of a creamy consistency. I requested the presence of the firm's HACCP director, [redacted] who explained to me that the carcasses were being staged in this fashion until rabbinical inspection could be conducted. The FSIS inspector's trimmer stated that he had not been hanging back carcasses in a manner that distinguished birds identified for reprocessing by the FSIS on-line inspection team from those being hung back by the establishment's rabbis. Therefore, carcasses that had been rerouted from the principal production line to the reprocessing line by in-plant FSIS personnel to receive additional trimming or due to the presence of biological contamination, including feces, urine, bile, ruptured embryonic yolk sacs, and ingesta, were instead allowed to commingle in an aqueous environment and cross-contaminate one another. This constitutes failures to comply with the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter III, Animals and Animal Products, Subchapter E, Regulatory Requirements under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, Sanitation, Part 416, Section 4(d). I promptly notified Mr. [redacted] of the noncompliance verbally. Federal establishments are expected to operate in a sanitary manner throughout the production process. Cross-contamination of product at any point in the process flow has the potential to overwhelm any microbiological intervention(s), chemical or physical trimming, single or multiple hurdle, that is/are in place. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in further regulatory and/or administrative action(s).


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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