Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Crescent Duck Farm Inc., New York

Address: 10 Edgar Ave, Aquebogue, NY 11931
Establishment No.: 00824 P

USDA Inspection Report: 3 Feb 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.3(a), 416.4(a)

Citation: On February 3, 2011 at 0745 while observing the receiving area I saw a gap in the overhead door on the bottom right side about two inches long and one inch wide. At 0905 while USDA personnel were in the Inspectors office a cockroach was observed crawling on the wall. The Regulations in Section 416.2(a) state "The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to unsanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities." The Regulations in Section 416.2(a) have not been met. At 0700 while observing the dry storage area I saw a pair of white boots which are used in the Ice room laying on top of a dusty box . A regulatory control action was initiated to restrict use of the boots until corrective action could be performed (Tag # B 39161268). The Regulations in Section 416.4(a) state "All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of unsanitary conditions and the adulteration of product." The Regulations in Section 416.4(a) have not been met. At 0710 I observed on the packing line after the bag shrinker is a table that has rough and uneven welds. The Regulations in Section 416.3(a) state "Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product." Mr. was informed immediately of all the deficiencies.

Regulation:

416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including 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.

 

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