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: 15 Jun 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 1530 hrs, I observed beef forequarters and hindquarters (approximately 1200 lbs.) being loaded into a van from [redacted] Upon close inspection of this van, I observed this product that is described above having direct contact with the sides and bottom of this van that is soiled with what looks to be grease, dirt and chipping paint. Also in this van is an old tire that the product was in close proximity to. This van also is not equipped with a refrigeration unit; the driver was using the factory air conditioning unit. U.S. Retain Tag # B 22436902 was applied to the product inside this van. Mr. and the driver of this van were notified of this non-compliance verbally and Mr. was informed that a Noncompliance Record would be generated to reflect this finding. Management of establishment 5300, please be reminded that this is a Federally Inspected Establishment and product must be protected from any form of contamination during the process of shipping and receiving. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements as outlined in accordance with 9 CFR 500.4 could result in additional regulatory or additional action being taken by the U.S.D.A. The Compliance section of the U.S.D.A. was notified on 6/15/2011 of this finding. This Matter will also be discussed at the upcoming weekly meeting Similar Noncompliance Records pertaining to this particular subject was noted Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Failure to prevent contamination of product during shipping and receiving NR: 8-2011 dated 4/27/2011


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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