Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Hilltown Pork, Inc., New York

Address: 12948 Rt 22, Canaan, NY 12029
Establishment No.: m4018

USDA Inspection Report: 19 Apr 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2)

Citation: On this date while performing an unscheduled 06D01 task the following was noted: - Frost build up around the bottom of the indoor freezer door prohibiting it from opening. - Boxed product, while not directly on the floor, was not elevated enough to prevent possible contamination. - Air curtains which separate the offal room from the kill floor had significant build up and were not cleaned and sanitized. - Inedible barrels not cleaned properly prior to startup. Immediate action taken by employees, cleaned barrels brought in immediately, soiled ones removed for cleaning. - Rust on conduit over the inspection area on the kill floor. - On the kill floor, the railed table adjacent to the scalder has plastic/rubber covering on the bars in between the legs with openings that allow for water penetration and possible buildup thus creating a possible bacterial environment. Mr. was notified of these deficiencies and took immediate actions to correct. He was also informed that this document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: sanitation NR: 1-2011 dated 1/18/2011

Regulation:

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(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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