Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
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Stevens Brothers Processing Inc
Address: 392 Goshen Rd, Panama, NY 14767
Establishment No.: m17810
USDA Inspection Report: 28 Mar 2012
Violation: 416.1, 416.4(b), 416.4(c)
Citation: Inspection of plant facilities for compliance of the Sanitation Performance Standards in 9 CFR 416.1 - the following noncompliant condition was observed and documented with the writing of this NR (approx. 1130hrs).[newline] 1) The scale / electrical panel room off the slaughter floor was found to be in an unsanitary condition - the lower wall under the shelving for the scale has a black mildew present, floor in this area also soiled, a few cobwebs observed in and around electrical panel boxes. Room also contains miscellaneous clutter - unused equipment / hand tools etc.[newline] 2) Improper storage of chemicals (motor oil) observed. A one gallon plastic container of motor oil was found on the top shelf of the racks that hold the cryovac packaging materials located in the hallway outside the inspection office.[newline]Container appeared to be sealed - no contamination of packing materials observed. [newline] Mr. Plant Mgr. was notified of the noncompliant findings in the scale room and accompanied me to the area visually observing the conditions noted; verbal notification of the chemical storage noncompliance.[newline] No tags were issued at this time - failure to implement timely corrective action - may lead to further regulatory action.[newline] [newline] A review of the NR file did not reveal any other documented Sanitation Performance Standards noncompliance noted within the past 90 days.
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, 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.
416.4(c) Cleaning compounds, sanitizing agents, processing aids, and other chemicals used by an establishment must be safe and effective under the conditions of use. Such chemicals must be used, handled, and stored in a manner that will not adulterate product or create insanitary conditions. Documentation substantiating the safety of a chemical’s use in a food processing environment must be available to FSIS inspection program employees for review.