Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Hilltown Pork, Inc.,
Address: 12948 Rt 22, Canaan, NY 12029
Establishment No.: m4018
USDA Inspection Report: 31 Aug 2010
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(d), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 1310 hours, while conducting a scheduled 01C02 procedure task I observed the following: Kill Floor: -An unknown black/gray matter on both the exposed surfaces of the glass board and painted walls and ceiling surfaces throughout the room. -Peeling paint on the overhead I-beam directly above the dehairing machine adjacent to the scalder. -Rust on the bottom surface of the overhead I-beam directly above product and employee traffic areas and swine presentation tables. Chill Box: -Beaded condensate on the surface of the ceiling directly above the first rail storing exposed goat carcasses. -Rust/ rust stains on the surface of the ceiling at the front of the refrigeration unit on the left side and the first meat rail. HACCP/QC Manager, immediately notified verbally of the non-compliance. This is a failure to meet 9CFR 416.1; 9CFR 416.2(b)(1); 9CFR 416.4(b) and 9CFR 416.2(d). This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.
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.
416.2(b)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.
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.