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: 22 Aug 2011

Code: 04B04
Violation: 312.2, 316.9

Citation: Upon touring this facility after Notice of Deferral and discussion of Verification Plan, I observed tree hooks with hearts, toungs, and livers in the small chill cooler have no identifying marks or labels of identification. The are three tubs of blood on the floor with no identification on containers. In the freezer there are numerous pieces of product in clear plastic with illegible writing on the bags buried in a blanket of frost. Mr. was notified of this non compliance and of this non compliance record. Page two of verification plan states "[redacted]"

Regulation:

312.2(a) The official inspection legend required by part 316 of this subchapter to be applied to inspected and passed carcasses and parts of carcasses of cattle, sheep, swine and goats, meat food products in animal casings, and other products as approved by the Administrator, shall be in the appropriate form as hereinafter specified: 1 For application to sheep carcasses, the loins and ribs of pork, beef tails, and the smaller varieties of sausage and meat food products in animal casings. For application to calf and goat carcasses and on the larger varieties of sausage and meat food products in animal casings. For application to beef and hog carcasses primal parts and cuts therefrom, beef livers, beef tongues, beef hearts, and smoked meats not in casings. For application to burlap, muslin, cheesecloth, heavy paper, or other acceptable material that encloses carcasses or parts of carcasses.

316.9(a) Each carcass which has been inspected and passed in an official establishment shall be marked at the time of inspection with the official inspection legend containing the number of the official establishment.

 

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