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: 2 May 2012

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.1

Citation: On 5/2/2012 at 1130 hours while performing the observation for slips and falls procedure in the pen area I noticed the following.  In the pen adjacent to the overnight holding pen outside the gate that connects the two is a drain in the floor without a cover. The drain is 4 inches in diameter and is more than 6 inches deep. Also the alley way leading to the knocking area has steel rails that have broken away from the posts resulting in sharp edges swinging into the animals traffic flow. No regulatory action was taken as the establishment took immediate corrective action and verbally gave further corrective measures. the plant supervisor was notified of this Non Compliance.

Regulation:

313.1(a) Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking, and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired.

313.1(b) Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand, as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable construction and maintenance.

 

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