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Kiryas Joel Meat Market

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

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 417.5(a)(1)

Citation: On October 26, 2011, at approximately 11:20 hours, while performing a slaughter HACCP inspection procedure in the kashering department, I observed the pump that meters chlorine into the potable water intake of the immersion chiller was operating at a fixed speed of [redacted]. After noting that the volume of water falling into the chilling system from the potable intake had been reduced significantly to a trickle, I used the establishment's [redacted] chlorine titration kit to determine the total chlorine present at this location was in excess of three hundred (300) parts per million (ppm), more than six (6) times the concentration ceiling for this application stated in the FSIS Directive 7120.1, "Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products."

Young chicken carcasses were present in the chilling system at the time of my discovery.

This constitutes a failure 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 Poultry Products Inspection Act, Part 417, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems, Section 5(a)(1). I informed the evisceration department's junior manager, [redacted] promptly of the noncompliance verbally.

In a memorandum of interview (MOI) documented on 05/17/2011, I shared my concerns about the inconsistent implementation of a prerequisite (PR) program involving chlorination of the immersion chiller with management:

"On eight (8) occasions, the FSIS Inspector-in-Charge, [redacted] discovered management’s failure to monitor and implement as designed a chlorine-based PR program in the immersion chilling system during operations within the stated ranges of [redacted] . ...During these incidents chlorine was discovered to be entirely absent or inadequate at the intake or present at approximately three (3) and eight (8) times the stated limits in the written plan. ...Inspector [redacted] is of the opinion that this establishment is unable to consistently meter within accepted limits and adequately monitor chlorine...in a PR program that serves as supporting documentation for a hazard analysis."

When a PR program repeatedly fails to be implemented as intended, as I have observed on nine (9) occasions since December 2010, it no longer provides consistent support for a decision made in the written HACCP plan's hazard analysis.

This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action(s).


417.5(a)(1) The establishment shall maintain the following records documenting the establishment’s HACCP plan: The written hazard analysis prescribed in § 417.2(a) of this part, including all supporting documentation; (2) The written HACCP plan, including decisionmaking documents associated with the selection and development of CCP’s and critical limits, and documents supporting both the monitoring and verification procedures selected and the frequency of those procedures.


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