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: 5 Mar 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(2)

Citation: At approximately 0640 hours while conducting pre-operational inspection I observed a square piece of rusted metal approximately 4 inches wide by 4 inches long in the right hand corner of the USDA suspect holding pen, creating an insanitary condition, this also has the potential to injure ducks if they were to be placed in this area, there were two rusted bolts located in the left hand corner of the samepen. This pen is located adjacent to the slaughter area. A US Reject tag #B39036555 was placed on the entrance door to the inside holding pen restricting its use until corrective action could be taken. , plant managerwas immediately informed, where he removed the debris and washed down the holding pen and surrounding area. I removed the US Reject tag at that time, andthe ducks were then able to be loaded into the inside holdingpen. 9CFR416.2(b)(2) states...Walls, floors, and ceilings within the establishment must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

Regulation:

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

 

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