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: 14 Jul 2011

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

Citation: On July 14, 2011 at 0725 after the plant had completed pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations I observed the evisceration area, several deficiencies were found: the meat hooks to hang the animals while skinning, all had a product residue on them from the previous days operation covering about one third of the hooks. The splitting saw had a product residue on the handle covering about one fourth of the handle. The blood defibrinator had a grey residue on the shaft going into the holding tank covering the entire top on the shaft. The viscera wagon which holds the edible viscera had rust on the inside left corner where an uneven weld is covering the entire corner. All the above are direct product contact zones. A regulatory control action was initiated to restrict use of the room until corrective action could be performed (Tag # B24791513). Mr. was informed immediately. The Regulations in Section 416.1, 416.13(a) and 416.4(a) have not been met.


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

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.


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