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Rhode Island Beef And Veal

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

USDA Inspection Report: 1 Oct 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d)

Citation: Today, at approximately 1300 hours while conducting a scheduled 01C02 procedure (visual verification that the establishment's sanitation procedures are sufficient to prevent direct product contamination or adulteration of product), the following direct product contamination was observed from the loading dock: 1.) Rain water dripping down from a loose board of the covered loading dock onto four quarters of a beef carcass located in the back of the delivery vehicle. U.S. Retain tag B15483080 was applied to the four quarters on the truck. Mr. Joel Quality Control Supervisor, was shown the non-compliance and verbally notified that an NR would be issued as a result. Mr. instructed his employees to remove the carcass from the vehicle and trip the affected areas. After reinspection the carcass was released and returned to the vehicle. 2.) The backbone from carcass fore quarter # 2530 was observed resting on the loading dock cement floor. U.S. Retain tag B15483088 was applied to the fore quarter for direct product contamination. Mr. was shown the non-compliance and verbally notified of its inclusion in the NR issuance. I observed the reconditioning of the contaminated parts prior to removal of the regulatory control tag. Mr. was verbally notified at the time of the direct product contamination observations that an NR would be issued because of failure to comply with 9CFR416.4(d) which states "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments." This serves as written notice that failure to comply with the minimum regulatory requirements may lead to additional regulatory or enforcement actions.

Regulation:

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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