Putting Glass Walls on Connecticut Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Bristol Beef

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

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Apr 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(3), 416.2(e)(3)

Citation: Today at approximately 1000 while conducting an SPS Verification inspection task I observed the following: 1. In the dry storage room, there are numerous cracks and holes along the corner where the wall adjoins the floor. Some of the cracks are at least ;one inch wide and approximately four inches in length. In the shipping area there is a gap on the side of the shipping door that leads directly to the outside premises, this gap is approximately half inch wide by two inches long. These holes and cracks are possible entry points for flies and rodents, this is a noncompliance with 9 CFR part 416.2(b)(3) 2. In the kill floor there are two leaky pipes exhibiting constant water loss, one is on the wall adjacent to the livestock chute, and the other is on the wall adjacent to the holding cooler. This lack of plumbing maintenance is a noncompliance with ;9 CFR part 416.2(e)(3)

Regulation:

 416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, win- dows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to pre- vent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

416.2(e)(3) Prevent adulteration of product, water supplies, equipment, and utensils and prevent the creation of insanitary conditions throughout the establishment.

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