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Bristol Beef

Address: 785 Middle St, Bristol, CT, 06010
Establishment No.: M5998

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Mar 2012

Code: 01B01
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At or about 9:00AM while performing a Pre-Op SSOP Review and Observation task after the establishment pre-operational inspection and before the start of operations I was accompanied by two plant employees. The establishments pre-operational checklist indicated that all of the areas and equipment checked on their inspection form had passed. The following non-compliances were observed: -Two lamb skinning knives had dried fat and blood residue on the handles and the blades from the previous day of operation. -The inside and outsideof the scabbard where these knives were stored had dry fat adhering to it from the previous day of operation. No U.S. Rejected tag was applied because plant employees took immediate corrective actions by washing and sanitizing the equipment in question. Operations were started as normal after the sanitary conditions were restored. Mr. Arthur Barillaro was notified of the non compliance and of this non compliance report.

Regulation:

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, includ- ing 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. 

416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of fa- cilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment 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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