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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: 03J01
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: July 25, 2011 17:50 hours While performing an 03J01, HACCP slaughter category inspection procedure for the presence of visible fecal contamination on ten (10), randomly selected, dressed, young turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) carcasses at the inspection table immediately upstream of the soaker, I discovered two (2) back halves bearing what appeared to be fecal contamination. The first, dark brown in color, of a creamy consistency, and approximately one half (1/2) of a square inch in size, was located on the underside of the synsacrum near the right hip joint of one back half. The second back half carried contamination light green and white in color that affected approximately one (1) square inch of the skin of the left outside thigh. Both incidences of contamination had odors consistent with poultry feces with the latter being composed of unidentifiable plant material and uric acid. I promptly arrested the principal production line to prevent additional carcasses, potentially carrying similar contamination, from entering the soaker. 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. Mr. [redacted] concurred with my findings and, without delay, initiated the establishment's corrective actions for this scenario. This constitutes failures 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 zero-tolerance standard for the presence of 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 a chilling tank or, at this establishment, the soaker. 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: Inadequate training provided to employees appears not to enable them to identify and remove from the production line visible fecal contamination of carcasses and prevent it from entering the soaker. NR: 31-2011 dated 6/22/2011


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


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