Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Joe Pagliuso & Bros., Inc., New York

Address: 6845 N. Slocum Rd, Ontario, NY 14519
Establishment No.: m4253

USDA Inspection Report: 8 Feb 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.5(b)

Citation: At approximately 0810 hrs I observed the following non-compliance. I observed eating in the break room with his red apron on. He then proceeded go out and begin processing swine without removing the apron that he was just eating in, and replacing it with a clean apron. After I informed that he was returning to work with a possibly contaminated apron, he proceeded to change his apron into a clean apron. The Plants General Manufacturing Practices state that, "[redacted]." I have explained to in a previous encounter of the same time that the reasoning for not eating in an apron that is used to prepare food can be insanitary due to crumbs and such that could possibly fall out of the mouth and onto the apron unnoticed. I also explained the some foods have allergens in them and that they too could possibly contaminate the apron and food that is touched by the apron after contamination and then in turn be injurious to a person with that allergy. This document serves as notice of non-compliance within Federal Regulation 9 CFR 416.4(d) and 416.5(b).

Regulation:

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

 416.5(b) Clothing. Aprons, frocks, and other outer clothing worn by persons who handle product must be of material that is disposable or readily cleaned. Clean garments must be worn at the start of each working day and garments must be changed during the day as often as necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.

 

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