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: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.15(b)

Citation: At approximately 10:30 while performing routine operational sanitation inspection, I observed the following deficiencies. In the holding cooler there are several areas that have some condensation build up. In one particular area, the rail closest to the refrigeration units, condensation was dripping directly onto a swine carcass, applied U.S. retain tag # B 22436905. In other areas of cooler, there were some pails of beef blood without proper labels, there are some meat hooks with a heavy grease build up, in very close proximity to exposed product, giving the potential for product contamination. Mr. I would like to take this time to remind you, that it is plant managements responsibility to prevent direct product contamination, & also to alleviate any & all potential for direct product contamination. It is also plant management responsibility to make sure that all products that are in containers are properly labeled. I would also like to remind you that, failing to recognize & correct these deficiencies will result in further action taken by USDA. Thank you for your cooperation on this all important issue.


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

416.15(a) Each official establishment shall take appropriate corrective action(s) when either the establishment or FSIS determines that the establishment’s Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein, or the implementation or maintenance of the Sanitation SOP’s, may have failed to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(s).

416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product(s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein.


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