Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Joe Pagliuso & Bros., Inc.,
Address: 6845 N. Slocum Rd, Ontario, NY 14519
Establishment No.: m4253
USDA Inspection Report: 10 Feb 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0710 hrs I observed the following non-compliance during pre-operational inspection. In the slaughter floor I found several pieces of fat that ranged in size from miniscule to ¦ inch on the back saw drop down cable and hook holding the back saw off of the ground (non-contact). On the saw like tool used to stride bovine backbones there was a couple pieces of fat stuck onto the saw part of the tool (contact). In the Processing room I found several pieces of what appeared to be fat/meat particles on the top part of the band saw on a rail where the top cutting surface sits on the saw as well as caked on fat in the wheel of the band saw in the corners of the outer part of the supports for the wheel (non-contact). On the large mixing auger for the grinder I found several pieces of fat ranging in size from miniscule to 1/8 inch (contact). After informing the employees of the non-compliance they proceeded to re-clean the equipment and bring the areas back in compliance. This document serves as notice of non-compliance within Federal Regulation 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(a), and 416.4(b). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Failure to effectively train employees to clean the facility. NR: 1-2011 dated 1/11/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
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.