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: 29 Mar 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.13(c), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0705, while performing pre-operational inspection on the kill floor, and after the establishment had completed their inspection, I observed the following. 1. Two electric saws had blades that were coated with white paint. The carcass splitting saw had hair and fat between the blade and one of the guides. These are food contact surfaces. I immediately notified Mr. (Plant Manager) verbally and in writing with this NR, of the noncompliance. Mr. had the splitting saw cleaned and sanitized and the blades, in the electric saws, replaced with acceptable blades. All other inspected units, including the expanded sample units, were acceptable. Downtime was five minutes. There are no similar NRs.


416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 30 Mar 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 16 Feb 2011

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