Putting Glass Walls on Rhode Island Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Rhode Island Beef And Veal

Address: 60 Armento St, Johnston, RI 02919
Establishment No.: m53

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Aug 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: Today during the scheduled 01B02 (pre-operational inspection) procedure the following items were found to be deficient in the slaughter area: 1. rust and fat scraps on the blade of the carcass splitting saw near the rear wheel apparatus. Rust spots on blade were too numerous to count. 2 fat scraps observed were approximately 1 inch in length by .25 inches in width. 2. rust spots throughout the underside of the viscera pan. 3. employee knife containing residues from previous production day including dried fat and hair. Deficient areas were re-cleaned and re-inspected before released for production. Mr. , Quality Control Supervisor, was notified of the deficient nature of the equipment prior to start up of slaughter production and that an NR would be issued. SSOP records for were not available at this time for review. This serves as written notification that failure to maintain the facilities and equipment in a sanitary manner may result in additional regulatory or enforcement actions.

Regulation:

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 1 Oct 2010
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